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Voicemails at Piano Craft Gallery


Date
April 19-26

Opening Reception
April 19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location
Piano Craft Gallery
791 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02118

Debuting bodies of work developed by seven emerging artists, *67 Collective presents VOICEMAILS, a collaborative show that walks the line of embracing and critiquing the broader now. Working under Angelina Gualdoni at SMFA, the artists come from diverse backgrounds both stylistically and materialistically, but their joint studio practice has enabled their works to be in conversation with each other over the course of the year.

A voicemail is an outdated technology which we have inherited and which serves us little in the age of email and text messages. It is a mode of referencing what has past, and a proposal for what is to come. It is evidence of “I was here” without any real place or physical embodiment to show for it, and acknowledgement of having just been missed with a hopeful promise to reconnect in the future. The works in this show deal with these tensions in different ways, but share the uncanny feeling of uncertainty of resolution that of voicemails.

Featured Artists:
Jean Chung
Jaycie Henderson
Alyx Madera
Annie Pegler
Beca Piascik
Sequoia Scavullo
Sarah Skupien

The Piano Craft Gallery advances the understanding of contemporary visual and performing arts in the community and promotes artistic purposes through exhibits, performances, lectures, meetings, and seminars in connection with matters of artistic concern. The Piano Craft Gallery is an all volunteer-run non-profit community gallery space devoted to sharing artists’ work with the public.

Annual Awards Show


Date
April 19-29

Location
SMFA at Tufts
Anderson Auditorium

An annual exhibition of award-winning student work.

Media Arts Annual


Date
Wednesday, April 24

Time
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location
Museum of Fine Arts
Alfond Auditorium

This annual screening presents a collection of digital, moving image, and sound work by SMFA at Tufts students. The works were selected by a jury of artists and film scholars and represent current trends in experimental work.

Tickets are required. Free tickets will be available at any MFA ticket desk on a first come, first served basis on the day of the event.

Soul & Self


Date
April 28 - May 15

Location
Tisch Library

Interpretive, introspective self-portraits by students in Paola Page's Drawing Foundation class will be exhibited at Tisch Library from April 28 - May 15.

Annual Karsh Prize Panel Discussion + Student Awards Reception


Date
Monday, April 29

Time
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location
SMFA at Tufts
Anderson Auditorium

Join us for the annual Karsh Prize Panel Discussion and Student Awards Reception on Monday, April 29.

5:30 - 6:00 PM: Karsh Prize Reception
6:00 - 7:00 PM: Panel Discussion with Karsh Prize Jurors and Student Recpients
7:00 - 8:00 PM: Annual Student Awards Reception

Panelists:
Jerry Fiedler, Director, Yousuf Karsh Estate
Angela Owens, Artist and Photo Editor, Wall Street Journal
Ann Shumard, Chief Photography Curator, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Student Recipients: Diego Gabladon, Elizabeth Lapides, Nolan Weinschenk

MFA Thesis Exhibition: "no time for laundry"


On View
May 1-May 19

Hours
Tues – Sun: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thurs: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Public Opening Reception
May 17
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location
Tufts University Art Galleries
Aidkeman Arts Center
Somerville, MA

The exhibition no time for laundry presents the work of graduating master of fine arts students from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Titled by the graduating class, the phrase no time for laundry humorously sums up the singular focus of an MFA Thesis student’s life. School, art, and political engagement swallow up daily life leaving little time for much else. 

Senior Thesis Exhibition: "Liminal Space"


On View
May 6-May 21

Hours
Mon – Sat: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Opening Reception
May 18
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location
SMFA at Tufts
Anderson Auditorium & Grossman Gallery

Liminal Space presents the work of 13 undergraduate students who completed the Senior Thesis Program.

CURATORIAL STATEMENT

Liminal Space, a term to describe the transition between past and future, showcases emerging artists from different backgrounds, coming together to speak of their own experiences. Over the past year, the artists have been given an opportunity to reflect and cultivate their understanding of the world, affected by the macro and micro spheres of influence, from the personal to global. 

Liminal Space challenges physical and mental realities in conjunction with unlayering and dismantling facades created by society. These facades have become a part of the human condition and by finding ways to survive, cope and heal from these events and histories, we hope to shed light on the quiet shadow these complex truths have cast on contemporary perspectives of life and identity.

Commencement


Date
Sunday, May 19

Phase I Ceremony
9:00 AM
Medford/Somerville Campus

Phase II Ceremony
6:00 PM
Shaprio Courtyard
Museum of Fine Arts

Sunday, May 19, 9:00 AM - SMFA students are encouraged to attend the All-University Commencement Ceremony (Phase I) on The Green on the Tufts Campus in Medford/Somerville. The all-university commencement ceremony includes the Academic Procession, the awarding of honorary degrees, the all-university commencement address, recognition of faculty emeriti, and presentation of degree candidates by school (SMFA at Tufts is part of the School of Arts & Sciences). The ceremony is followed by lunch on the lawn from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.

Sunday, May 19, 6:00 PM - A special ceremony for SMFA at Tufts graduates (Phase II) will take place in the Shapiro Courtyard at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. At the Phase II ceremony, graduates’ names are announced and students are individually recognized. 

View the Commencement page for more information.