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MFA students show their work at UB Center for the Arts gallery

A couple of themes emerge from the array of master of fine arts student works currently on show in the UB Center for the Arts gallery. Experiment, in an artistic sense but also in a scientific sense. Myth, including personal myth and general cultural myth. And artwork and audience interaction.

Fiber, textile, and mixed-media at Artspace gallery

Fiber and textiles, usually relegated to large group shows, often offer very little to distinguish the artists, who rely on basic craft traditions that fall into such categories as wall hangings, crocheting in glass framed panels, and some combination of mixed media plus twine. Since the mid-1980s macramé has been seen as the bane of fine arts craft shows, with burlap and glue appliqué blessedly also absent for at least the last 20 years.

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