FIRST YEAR 2008/9 exhibition

Thursday April 2, 2009

April 2 to April 11th (closed on Friday, April 10)
Opening reception Friday April 3, 5pm – 7pm

For the inaugural exhibition following renovation of its new gallery space in the Koerner Library, the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory presents work from our first year Visual Art classes.

First year Visual Art courses can be accessed by any student attending UBC and it is evident that the students, whatever their educational path, bring to their studies a lively engagement with the visual arts. Many of these students will form a cohort of visual art students, each of whom can choose from several undergraduate streams that include traditional mediums of painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking as well as ‘new’ media such as photography, interdisciplinary studies, video and digital art.

The first year courses involve visual, technical, conceptual and historical skills to provide a solid basis for further development. This exhibition celebrates the enthusiasm and commitment students bring to the essential aspect of a broad-ranging education in the Visual Arts and Humanities.

For further information contact Keith Higgins, Gallery Coordinator at 604 822-4563.

Gallery Hours 12pm to ­5pm, Wednesday – Saturday.