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Grad students, seniors show their stuff

May 1, 2007

Photo of Engineering's steel bridge team assembling its entry in the College of Science and Engineering Student Project ShowcaseAs SF State's May 26 Commencement approaches, grad students and seniors are taking to exhibition halls, galleries and screening rooms to show off work representing the culmination of their studies. The following are some of the exhibitions to which the campus community and general public are invited:

  • The MFA Artwork Thesis Art Exhibit will feature the work of nine graduate students this year. Work ranges from sculpture to computer-programmed art, acrylic paintings, mixed media and photography. The exhibit runs April 21 through May 16 in the SF State Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts building. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. For details, visit the SF State Fine Arts Gallery Web site.
  • The 9th Annual College of Science and Engineering Student Project Showcase will feature more than 300 undergraduate and graduate science, math and engineering displays and demonstrations. Sponsors have donated more than $11,000 towards the event and prize money. The showcase takes place from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, in Gym 100. Free. For details, visit the College of Science and Engineering Alumni Chapter Web site or e-mail
  • Photo of MFA student Misty Gamble's sculpture "Nelly Has Scissors"The Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase features more than 100 diverse graduate student projects that depict the purpose, methods and results of their culminating research or creative projects. The showcases takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in Gym 100. Free. For details, visit the Graduate Studies Web site/ or contact Mary Menees at or (415) 405-4391.
  • Senior apparel design students will debut original clothing designs at this year's annual student fashion event, a collaboration of the Student Fashion Association and the students from the Apparel Design & Merchandising and the Interior Design programs in the Department of Consumer & Family Studies/Dietetics. "Runway 2007: Carnivale," featuring the work of 22 senior designers, takes place at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, in McKenna Theater, Creative Arts building. Tickets for the event, which usually sell out in advance, are $10. Admission benefits SF State scholarships and the Princess Project. For details, visit the Student Fashion Association Web site or contact the Student Fashion Association at or call (415) 338-2467.
  • The Design and Industry department's 18th Annual Spring Exhibit will feature the work of advanced students in the areas of product design, graphic and visual communication, multimedia/digital design and manufacturing, and electronic designs. Exhibits this year include streamlined 3-D industrial devices and innovative uses of computer assisted technology. The exhibit runs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 through Thursday, May 17, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 18, in Jack Adams Hall, Cesar Chavez Student Center.

-- Denize Springer
Images: Sculpture courtesy of the Fine Arts Gallery; photo of steel bridge by Denize Springer


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