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2016-17 Exhibition Season
National Poster Retrospecticus
Sept. 8 – Oct. 8
- Thursday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. – J.P. Boneyard discusses the National Poster Retrospecticus 4 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5-9 p.m. – Opening reception
- Friday, Oct. 7 – Closing reception from 5-10 p.m.
This internationally traveling poster show features more than 400 hand-printed posters made by more than 125 of the most prominent poster designers in the USA.
Art Faculty Show
Sept. 13 – Oct. 8
Opening reception on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m.
This exhibition showcases recent art by faculty in the Art Department. Artists featured include Richard Bay, Drew Dodson, Feng, John O’Connor, Alison Pack, Eloise Philpot, Andrew Ross, Halide Salam, Ken Smith, and Brent Webb. Mediums include photography, metals, ceramics, painting in various media, and more.
Sept. 27 – Oct. 13
An exhibition of special projects and work from current Radford University students in digital painting.
16 Hands Exhibition
Oct. 13 – Dec. 14
Opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m.
An exhibition of ceramics and woodwork by the artists of 16 Hands, a regional group of eight talented craftspeople.
Gong Haoqin Exhibition
Oct. 13 – Nov. 16
Reception on Friday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m.
Dr. Haoqin Gong is a Chinese artist and university art professor of growing repute who is an
artist-in-residence in Radford University’s Art Department for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Student Painting Show
Oct. 18 – 27
An exhibition of special projects and work from current Radford University students in painting.
Student Photography Show
Nov. 1 – 17
An exhibition of special projects and work from current Radford University students in photography.
History of Graphic Design Show
Nov. 29 – Dec. 8
An exhibition of art projects by students in the History of Graphic Design class.
Dec. 2 – 14
Opening Reception on Friday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.
Graduating students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts studio and graphic design program exhibit their best works.
Selections from the Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions
21 January - 29 January, 2017
2017 Juried Student Show
Jan. 26 – Feb. 11
Opening Reception on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m.
This Radford University exhibit is an annual student competition with numerous awards, including Best in Show in the undergraduate and graduate divisions. The Juried Student Show is open to all Radford University students regardless of major. Robert Miller from Miller Off Main Galleries in Blacksburg is this year's juror.
Jan. 31 – Feb. 9
Radford University graduate art students mount their own installations of art in various media. G.A.S.A. is an acronym for the Graduate Art Student Association.
Ed LeShock: A Retrospective
Feb. 2 – March 2
Opening Reception on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m.
An exhibition of prints and drawings by the late Ed LeShock, professor of Art at Radford University from 1977-2013.
Student Drawing Show
Feb. 14 – 23
An exhibition of special projects and work from current Radford University students in drawing.
Regional Juried Student Photography Show
Feb. 17 – March 1
Opening Reception on Friday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m.
A juried photography show for students in Southwest Virginia.
Student Watercolor Show
Feb. 28 – March 16
An exhibition of special projects and work from current Radford University students in watercolor.
Department of Design Senior Exhibition
March 14 – 25
Reception on Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m.
Radford University Department of Design graduating seniors exhibit their best works in this annual selection of work.
Student Ceramics Show
March 21 – 30
An exhibition of special projects and work from current Radford University students in ceramics.
Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg: Elusive Desires
March 23 – May 3
Reception on Monday, April 3 from 5-7 p.m. with a performance at 6 p.m.
Widely exhibited artist Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg is chair and professor of art at Kutztown University. She has exhibited widely throughout the U.S. Her work ranges from naturalism to fantasy, and from 3D installations to paintings. Her most recent work features animal imagery presented in a unique and often fantastical manner.
M.F.A. Graduation Exhibition
March 29 – April 5
Reception on Friday, March 31 at 5 p.m.
Graduating students in the Master of Fine Arts program exhibit their best works.
Radford University Art Museum Downtown
Student Jewelry/Metalsmithing Show
April 4 – 13
An exhibition of special projects and work from current Radford University students in jewelry/metalsmithing.
B.F.A. Studio Graduation Exhibition
April 7 – 19
Reception on Friday, April 7 at 5 p.m.
Graduating students in the B.F.A. studio program exhibit their best works.
Spring Graphic Design Show
This is an annual gathering to celebrate the Radford University College of Visual and Performing Arts graphic design program. It features juried work by all levels of students. Hosted by AIGA Radford.
The African Bridge: Exploring the Arts of Africa and the Diaspora
April 18 – 27
Students in the Art of the African Diaspora class study both African art and the art of African artists living in international communities outside of Africa. This exhibition features reproductions of African and diasporan artworks along with original work made by students in the class showing the influence of diasporan art.
B.F.A. Graphic Design Graduation Exhibition
April 21 – May 3
Opening Reception on Friday, April 21 at 5 p.m.
Graduating students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Graphic Design program exhibit their best works.
Adolf Dehn: Nocturnal Travels
Works from the Permanent Collection
May 23 – July 21
Originally from Minnesota, Dehn spent much of his life traveling. His art works consist of drawings, watercolors and lithographs of people and places he visited while traveling. This show emphasizes his lithography. The Art Museum’s collection of works by Dehn was the gift of his wife, at the suggestion of Dorothy Gillespie.
Radford City Fine Arts Show
A juried exhibition of recent works by Southwest Virginia artists
June 29 – July 21
Opening Reception on Thursday, June 29 at 5 p.m.
A juried exhibition that showcases the best art in Southwest Virginia, sponsored by Radford University and the City of Radford. The juror for this year’s exhibition is Sue Steele Thomas, professor of art at Virginia Western Community College.