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AVT Graduate Student Exhibit 2004

January 7, 2004
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S
COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
in collaboration with the
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
present the
ART AND VISUAL TECHNOLOGY
GRADUATE STUDENT EXHIBITION 2004


Fairfax, Virginia, January 5, 2004—The Mason Hall Atrium and Concert Hall Galleries on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University host the 2004 Graduate Student Exhibition from George Mason University’s Department of Art and Visual Technology. Featuring works in mixed media, digital arts, printmaking, painting, and photography, this year’s annual showcase opens on January 20 and runs through March 31. A reception is held on January 29, from 5-7PM in the Mason Hall Atrium Gallery.

The Department of Art and Visual Technology is located in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in both studio and digital arts with concentrations in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Interdisciplinary Arts (InterArts), Graphic Information Design, Photography, and Digital Arts. Undergraduate B.A. and B.F.A. Degree programs prepare students for graduate study in the arts and related fields, and professional work in studio and digital arts. The M.A. Degree program prepares students for advancement in fields of computer graphics and animation, and the M.F.A. program prepares students for employment in higher education or to pursue other scholarly and professional artistic endeavors.

The Galleries are all located on Mason’s Fairfax campus. The Johnson Center Gallery is located on the main level of the George W. Johnson Center in the heart of the campus. The Fine Arts Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Fine Arts Building in room B104. The Mason Hall Atrium Gallery is on the ground floor of Mason Hall on Mason Pond Drive. Galleries are open Mon. through Thurs., from 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and by appointment. The Concert Hall Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Gallery Program is a division of Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, home to the Center for the Arts. The College of Visual and Performing Arts exists to create an academic environment in which the arts may be considered both as individual disciplines and as interdisciplinary forms that strengthen each other. Believing that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the College draws on a variety of professional presenting and producing units where artists from across the country and around the world regularly perform, give master classes, work with students during extended residencies, and interact with the community in a variety of other ways. These programs at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, TheaterSpace, Galleries, Harris Theater, and other venues, provide a diverse selection of challenging and entertaining cultural experiences for the University community, as well as Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area. The College houses four academic departments: Art and Visual Technology, Dance, Music and Theater.