Department of Art & Design hosts senior exhibitions

By Ann Gosser | Apr 1, 2024

Collage of senior BFA student posters

Clockwise starting from top left: Jamie Myers, Clattergag; Benson Greenwell, Springlot; Leo Fischer, Maxwell Place; Lyle Smith, Camp Create; Maggie Quertermous, Buried Treasure; Jacob Zhao, The Mart of 8th Ave; Abbie Moore, Oh My Stars; and center is Harley Simmons, It Builds Character

MURRAY, Ky. – The Murray State University Department of Art & Design and University Galleries are pleased to announce the capstone exhibitions of work by Bachelor of Fine Arts students for spring 2024.

The exhibitions will be on view from April 12-18 in the Mary Ed Mecoy Hall Gallery and the Clara M. Eagle Galleries, located on the sixth and seventh floors of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building on the Murray State campus. An opening reception will be held in the galleries on Friday, April 12 from 5-8 p.m.

In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing a fine arts degree – Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) – are required to present an exhibition of recent works completed during their study at Murray State. With the guidance of individualized advisors and faculty committees and the director of University Galleries, these capstone exhibitions generally take the form of concurrent exhibitions or small groups of students presenting as a collective within a gallery space.






Eight exhibitions by Bachelor of Fine Arts students will also be on view:

● Maxwell Place by Leo Fischer of Owensboro, Kentucky. BFA: studio art and graphic design.

● Oh My Stars by Abbi Moore of Paducah, Kentucky. BFA: graphic design, minor: marketing.

● Camp Create by Lyle Smith of Clarksville, Tennessee. BFA: graphic design.

● Buried Treasure by Maggie Quertermous of St. Louis, Missouri. BFA: graphic design.

● Springlot, USA by Benson Greenwell of Uniontown, Kentucky. BFA: graphic design.

● Clattergag by Jamie Myres of Shelbyville, Kentucky. BFA: studio art.

● It Builds Character by Harley Simmons of Paducah, Kentucky. BFA: studio art.

● The Mart of 8th Ave by Jacob Zhao of Louisville, Kentucky. BFA: graphic design.

The University Galleries visitor hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information about this or other upcoming events, contact the Department of Art & Design at 270-809-3784 or

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