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Juried Student Exhibition opening reception set for March 16

The 2018 Juried Student Exhibition, an annual competitive show, will open this week. More than 30 works of art across a range of media by UT students will be on display.

There will be an opening reception and award ceremony Friday, March 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery on UT’s Toledo Museum of Art Campus.

The 2018 Juried Student Exhibition features more than 30 works, including these pieces.

This year’s juror is Alli Hoag, head of the Glass Program at Bowling Green State University. She was recognized as a 2015 Emerging Artist by the Glass Art Society.

Her artistic practice focuses on themes of magic. Seeing magic as the desire to connect with the world outside of perceptual and cognitive abilities, she attempts to create moments where one can believe that distance is overcome. Hoag works across mediums of glass, installation, video, performance and digital technology to investigate this uniquely human desire, and to reveal the simultaneous lightness and heaviness that is created when the imagined or invisible is labored into the physical realm.

Hoag completed her bachelor of fine arts degree in glass at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and graduated from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2012. After graduation, she served as adjunct professor, teaching in both sculpture and glass.

She has developed her work internationally through residencies abroad at Cite des Arts International in Paris and S12 Galleri og Verksted in Bergen, Norway. She has exhibited both internationally and nationally, with solo exhibitions recently at UrbanGlass in New York and upcoming at the University of North Georgia in 2017.

The 2018 Juried Student Exhibition will run through Thursday, March 22. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information on the free, public exhibit or opening, contact Brian Carpenter, UT lecturer of art and gallery director, at brian.carpenter@utoledo.edu.