having happened, 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition
June 3–18, 2016

"Just remember, it’s not a lie if you believe it" by Julian Tan

having happened is the Art Studio MFA Thesis Exhibition is the culmination of two years of research by eight MFA candidates in studio art. The exhibition features work in a variety of media including sculpture, photography, time-based media, painting, drawing, print-making, installation, performance, and ceramic sculpture, all motivated by equally varied sets of research questions. having happened runs from Saturday, June 4 through Saturday, June 18, at the Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento.

The Master of Fine Arts Degree in Art Studio, established in 1969, is a two-year, critically engaged studio program that provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary study in the visual arts. As part of a small, tight-knit community, students explore a wide range of media and approaches to studio practice. Current faculty members include Shiva Ahmadi, Tom Bills, Darrin Martin, Hearne Pardee, Lucy Puls, Annabeth Rosen, Young Suh, Robin Hill, Tim Hyde, and Gina Werfel.

having happened, Art Studio MFA Final Project Thesis Exhibition, June 4 – June 18

Wednesday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m.  a Second Saturday Reception on June 11. Free and open to the public.

Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811


For a detailed overview, please see the article in the Davis Enterprise

For updated information: www.facebook.com/ucdmfaartstudio/

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“having happened” Highlights

Here are some highlights of the work created by second-year MFA students in the Art Studio program. Their exhibition, having happened, which runs Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Verge Center for the Arts at 625 S Street in Sacramento. Free and open to the public. 


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