Behind the Scenes @ Henry: MFA + MDes Students on Graduation

During the installation of  2014 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition, we hounded the students for news of life-to-come once their studies were done. If you want to learn more about their art, get yourself a ticket for the Art Dawgs Reception and Tour tonight from 6:00-8:00  pm and party with the exhibiting artists.

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Andrew’s sculptures will get you thinking about space and placement.
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Andrew Hoeppner

Can be found on the internet or at Pike Place Market getting an espresso with cream & sugar. After graduation he is most excited about: “Freedom!”

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Bradley wants to change how you read on the internet – for the better.
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Bradley Trinnaman

While students don’t have a lot of free time, Bradley likes getting over to Discovery Park. He also let me in on a secret: “I’ve never been to the gum wall. That makes me want to PUKE.” After graduation he says, “It’s time for a new start!” which he will ruminate upon with a nice iced sweet tea in the sun.

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Upon peering into this piece,  expect surprises.
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Hesheng Chen

Need a new perspective? Just peek into the objects on display for this MFA student. Hesheng spends his free time at the Ceramic and Metal Arts Building. When confronted with the idea of graduation he could only say: “Yahoo!”

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You don’t want to miss this cliffhanger.
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Kathryn D’Elia

After replying “Oh geez….” to the idea of graduating soon, Kat quickly moved on to topics she loved more, “I’m really into my couch, but I also love Discovery Park.” We then got to talking about the age-old debate between tea or coffee, “Sorry kids, not a fan of leaf juice. Coffee, two teaspoons of sugar, and just enough soymilk to cool it to a drinkable level.”

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Ever wondered what it was like to walk among the stars?
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Rebecca Chernow

Make sure to scan the QR code on the label in her piece for more information about the artist. After installing her artwork, she couldn’t wait to get back to “my backyard to have a coffee with cream.” Discussing graduation she says, “It’s been fun, but holy crap I’m glad it’s over!”

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Music and technology – where do you think it will go next?
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Sandy Pawson

Find Sandy here or picking up a new brew at Chuck’s Hop Shop in Ballard. Soon he will have more time to spend there: “Graduation — The point at which I’ll get my weekends back.”


Speaking of the weekend, the 2014 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition is only open for another week! So head on over, enjoy a cool respite from the sun and see what our Huskies have made.

Exhibiting artists:

John Blalock
Hesheng Chen
Rebecca Chernow
Jonathan Cook
Kathryn D’Elia
Joe Freeman
David Gress
Jonathan Happ
Andrew Hoeppner
Abraham Murley
Haeree Park
Hannah Patterson
Sandy Pawson
Jason Petz
Bradley Trinnaman
Xinchen Xie

 

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