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Blue Mountain Gallery Hosts EMERGING ARTISTS: WCSU MFA Thesis Exhibition, 6/19-7/7

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Blue Mountain Gallery has announced the 2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition from Western Connecticut State University. The exhibition will run from June 19 through July 7 with an opening reception on Thursday, June 21 from 5 to 8 pm. The Master of Fine Arts is the terminal degree for practicing artists, and the Thesis Exhibition is the capstone experience of that program, demonstrating a personal direction and mastery in the work of graduating artists. This year's thesis class includes seven painters and three illustrators.

Amy Almeida, from Fairfield, CT, creates large-scale, powerful paintings that often include light bulbs and chandeliers as subjects. "I use specific objects, reflections, light and shadows symbolically by painting them inside a particular reality that carries the expression of each piece independently."

Renee Bascetta, of Waterbury, CT, creates small-scale works, often watercolors. She explains, "As an illustrator, I love to tell stories with images. My hope is to bring out the child inside the viewer. My current works are regarding traditional American holidays."

Christina Ciacci, from Milford, CT, is a painter of compelling works. "I am particularly interested in shape and color functioning as weight and air. Finding the shapes through observed forms and the use of my own intuitive sense of color, I seek to portray experiences or situations in my life."

Christopher Donnelly lives in Guildford, CT. An inventive illustrator, he writes of his work, "I see the world as an imaginable place where characters of all types live to overcome difficulties. As a character designer, it is my task to lend plausibility to the look and feel of a 'toon, in order for it to be believable."

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