The culmination of four years of artistic growth, the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s (NHIA) 2017 Annual Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Student Exhibition showcases the top achievements of its graduating class, as well as selected offerings from a talented crop of underclassmen.
NHIA’s Annual BFA Exhibition features over 1,000 works of art displayed throughout three entire buildings in a variety of media including paintings, illustrations, prints, ceramics, sculpture, graphic designs, photographs, comics, and creative writing. Styles range from conventional to newer, more experimental approaches. All artwork is available for purchase and all proceeds from artwork sales go directly to the student artists.
“I’m absolultey thrilled with the achievements our students have made this year,” said Bill Schaaf, NHIA Dean of Undergraduate Studies. “We will be displaying stunning work from across a range of creative industries; some of it the public may recognize from our commissions and internships in the area. Now the public has the opportunity to purchase one of 1,000 original works, mingle with the artists and hear the backstory of how such creative work came into being. This event truly is a catalyst for bringing the community together to support our students and the arts.”
Adding to the excitement and growing popularity of NHIA’s Annual BFA Exhibition, this year’s show also features the participation of several Manchester area food trucks and craft brewers in addition to wine, refreshments, and hors d’oeuvres. Also new this year, all Exhibition ticket holders will receive 10% off dinner at participating restaurants in downtown Manchester. Join us in celebrating the achievements of a new generation of artists and help to launch a few new careers at this annual exhibition. For additional information please visit: www.nhia.edu/AnnualBFA.
Event is open to the public and handicap accessible
Date and time: May 20, 6-9pm
Tickets: Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at: www.nhia.edu/AnnualBFA
Gallery locations: 148 Concord Street, 77 Amherst Street, and 88 Lowell Street, Manchester, NH