URI’s Junior Review Exhibition opens March 2

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KINGSTON, R.I.–February 19, 2009 – University of Rhode Island students who are juniors majoring in art will have their work showcased at URI’s Art & Art History Department‘s Main Gallery, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston from March 2 to March 26. The exhibition is free and open to the public.


The Junior Review is an annual evaluation in the studio arts program at URI. After experimenting in various media in their freshman and sophomore years, students begin to integrate technical skills, focus on a chosen media and direct their explorations toward more individualized concepts. The exhibition will include drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital imaging, painting, and photography.


Forty students will participate in this year’s show. Each student will be represented by two works that reflect their current studio interests.


The Junior Review is an opportunity for the faculty to evaluate each student’s work and direction before they enter their senior year. The review also serves an element of the Art Department’s outcomes assessment and curriculum development.


There will be an opening reception March 2 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and on Saturday. For more information about art at URI go to http://www.uri.edu/artsci/art.