Ever wonder exactly what those art students have been up to for all of these months? Hereís your chance to find out. Penn Design's second-year Master of Fine Arts candidates present an exhibition of their work from Nov. 15 through 24 and an auction on Nov. 18, which will benefit the MFA class of 2005 Thesis Fund. Nineteen emerging artists from Penn will present more than 50 prints, photographs, drawings and paintings that range from the imaginative to the intimate (see Siobhan McBride’s oil painting, left). The work up for auction will start between $10 and $50 and everything comes ready-to-hang, including mattes and frames. The exhibition serves as a prelude to the MFA Thesis Exhibition, to be held at the Ice Box Gallery in May of next year.
— MASTERFUL ART: The opening reception and benefit auction will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 5 to 10 p.m.; preview for Penn faculty and staff from 3 to 5 p.m. The exhibition runs from Nov. 15 through 24. Meyerson Gallery, 210 S. 34th St. Info: www.design.upenn.edu/new/finar.
Originally published on November 4, 2004