2019 UTC Art Senior BFA Thesis Exhibitions

The UTC Department of Art announces 2019 Senior BFA Thesis Exhibitions in the NEW Temporary Cress Gallery located a 10 minute walk from campus at the Mayfield Building in downtown Chattanooga, 123 East 7th Street, between Walnut and Cherry Streets near the corner of Walnut. “Show One” opens Tuesday April 2, 2019; “Show Two” opens Tuesday April 16, 2019. Artists’ presentations on opening night for both Shows at 5:00pm in Derthick Hall, Room 201, 624 Vine Street, 37403. Public reception follows 6:30pm - 7:30pm on the New Library Plaza behind Derthick. Exhibition dates for Show One are April 2 – April 11, 2019; Show Two, April 16 – April 26, 2019.

April 2, 2019 - April 26, 2019

Parking for the Opening Night Presentations, Reception, and Exhibition for each Show: Visitors arriving 4:00pm and after may park FREE in UTC Lots #26 and #39, accessible via Oak Street on the West side of campus and located between Derthick Hall and the NEW Temporary Cress. 

The UTC Minibus will be parked on Douglas Street by the New Library to shuttle visitors between Derthick & the exhibitions at 123 East 7thStreet.

Hours for the Temporary Cress: 12:00pm – 6:00pm Tuesday – Friday; 1:00pm - 4:00pm Saturday & Sunday; closed Mondays. The Temporary Cress will be closed during the exhibition transition April 12 – 15 and for the holiday Friday April 19.

These exhibitions feature students matriculating from the Department of Art’s professional curricular concentrations of Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing, Photography and Media Arts, and Sculpture. Visitors should expect a broad range of materials and approaches from the traditional to the unconventional.

Student Artists in “Show One” are Mary Paige Pepper, Jonathan Dean, Sarah Vallarino, Mia Liana Garcia, Savannah Walker, Lexi Alexander, Madeleine Jennings, Stephanie Adams, Fiona Cauley, Lindsey Goodin, Taylor Jones,Cierra Paulson, Kayla Green, Jamye O’Daniel, David Campeotto, Naylene Huneryager, and Jared Curtis.

“Show Two” features Mary Buchholz, Patrick Tyree, Casey Kadowaki, Jodi Koski, Emily Marie Charles, Sara Anne Waggoner, Kirsten Barnett, Jocelyn Humphries, Chris Kuchma, Jackson Case, Clayton Aldridge, Bobbie Carey, Juniper Jefferies, Ashley Prak, Sean Burney, Emily Ricks, and Krista Rowland.

Don’t miss this exciting and meaningful event, and see the first exhibitions in the NEW downtown Temporary Cress storefront gallery as the UTC Fine Arts Center prepares for its long-anticipated renovation!

UTC Art Senior Thesis Show Two in the Downtown Cress