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VPA Alumni Explore First-Year Foundation Experience in New Exhibition at XL Projects
A group of College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) alumni from the Class of 2002 will present “FND 0098: Ten Years Out,” an exhibition that investigates the first-year art and design foundation experience and its role in shaping young artists’ work and life, March 27-April 21 at XL Projects, 307–313 S. Clinton St., Syracuse.
The show is free and open to the public. An opening reception will be held Thursday, March 28, from 6-8 p.m. Regular exhibition hours are Wednesday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
VPA’s current foundation program is a prerequisite for the bachelor of fine arts degree programs in its Departments of Art and Design as well as the Department of Design’s bachelor of industrial design degree program in industrial and interaction design. The foundation curriculum is designed to provide the most rigorous introductory courses necessary for a complete education in art and design.
Foundation and its effectiveness is a major topic of conversation at many colleges and universities; “FND 0098” was formed in response to these discussions. In the exhibition, fledgling foundation projects appear alongside participants’ current work, juxtaposing then and now. The exhibition will also feature original work dedicated to the foundation experience.
“FND 0098” is also a reunion celebration that honors 10 years of contact and community between its participants since their graduation from Syracuse University. The artists include Erin Borja, Andrew Camp, Jessica Anne Clark, Holly Faurot, Cameron Norbert, Sarah Paulson, Hoang Pham and Alicia Traveria. Clark is the exhibition curator.
For more information about the exhibition, contact Clark at 315-278-2339 or email@example.com. XL Projects may be contacted at 315-442-2542 during gallery hours or contact Andrew Havenhand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about VPA at http://vpa.syr.edu.