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MFA Thesis Exhibitions

April 7 - May 4, 2018
Opening Receptions: 7-9 pm on April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, and May 4

Candidates for MFA degrees in Ceramic Art, Sculpture, Glass and Electronic Integrated Arts are featured in a series of culminating exhibitions.

Thesis shows are open to the public Sunday 1-3pm, and on Monday and Tuesday 11-4pm.  The final thesis show in the Fosdick-Nelson will be open during Senior Shows, May 5, 4-7pm and following Commencement, May 12.

Cohen Conversation

with Artsits Ron Lambert and Terry Conrad

November 3, 2017, 4:30pm 

Cohen Gallery

Cost: free

The Missing Piece

November 3, 2017, 7-9pm

Robert C Turner Gallery Catwalk

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Robert C Turner Gallery


Kathryn Vajda: Snow Cities

Now through March 31, 2018

Gallery Hours 10am-4pm Monday-Saturday; Closed Sunday


Livin’ On A Brayer

November 17 2017, 7-9pm

Robert C Turner Gallery


The Pottery Show:

An Exhibition of Work Made in Junior Pottery

December 6-7, 2017, 10am-6pm both days

Alumnia Lounge, 2nd floor of Powell Campus Center

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Alfred Clay Collective  More

Errant Landscapes

November 3 - December 4, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 6-9 pm

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Andrew Raftery, Alex Lukas, Corinne Teed, Christy Gast

Curated by Andrew Oesch

Four artists work in diverse ways with the visual lexicon around the genre of landscape. Using materials ranging from ceramics, print, painting, video, and textiles the artworks in this exhibition explore our human relationship to land and how we contruct a sense of place.


Residue: Caroline Hayes Charuk,

Terry James Conrad, Ron Lambert, and SV Randall exhibit at the Cohen Gallery

Opening reception Nov 3, 6-9pm

Nov 3- Dec 8

Cohen Gallery


Lecture by Dr. Rachel Gotlieb:

“Ego and Salve at the Gardiner Museum”

November 2, 4:30pm

Binns-Merrill 106C

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Art History Club


Mid Frame

November 3, 2017, 7pm – 9pm

Robert C Turner Gallery

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Robert C Turner Galley

Landscape Residue

November 3 - December 14, 2017 during library hours

Scholes Library Gallery


Queering Space at Alfred University

February 2 - March 31, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 7-9 pm

Curated by Loren Britton, Christie DeNizio, Sara Ferguson, Asad Pervaiz, Res and Erica Wessmann

This exhibition asks: what is a queer perspective and how does queerness meet form. Originating at Yale University Queering Space and the curatorial team migrate to Alfred to expand the dialogue.


Friday, November 10th, 2017, 6-8 pm

AU art students’ studio spaces

Cost: Free

We invite all AU art students to show what they are working on! People are welcomed to visit the different studio spaces and ask questions to the artists.


Visiting Artist Talk: Michael Rogers

November 28, 2017, 5pm

Room 106 C, Binns Merrill

Cost: Free!

Sponsored by Sculpture/Dimensional Studies More

Alfred Clay Collective Presents: The 7th Annual Au

Opening Reception: Friday Nov 17 2017, 7-9pm

Auction: Friday Dec 1 2017

Robert C Turner Gallery   More


February 2 – August, 2018

Opening reception: February 2, 6 – 9 pm

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Cost: free

Sponsored by: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Kelcy Chase Folsom Gallery Talk

Friday, November 3, 5:00pm

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Cost: free More

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum Exhibitions

hereafter: Kelcy Chase Folsom; 2015 -2018
Robert Chapman Turner Teaching Fellow
Holding the Line: Ceramic Sculpture Stanley Rosen
Minyao: Art of the Everyday
a Selection of Chinese Folk Pottery

October 19, 2017 – January 1, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 19, 2017 6 – 9 pm

 Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

 Cost: free

 Sponsored by: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Three new exhibitions are opening simultaneously on October 19, 2017.

Holding the Line, ceramic sculptor Stanley Rosen’s (MFA Alfred ‘56) retrospective is revelatory. Rosen has long been a quiet visionary. His little known work from the late 1950’s, 1960’s and 70’s will astonish. 





Filmideo + Comunidad: Tiffany Joy Butler

Wednesday, November 8, 12:00pm

Nevins Theater

Cost: Free – and free pizza!

Sponsored by: Foundations, Art Force 5, Career Development Center, the Institute for Cultural Unity More

Art History Club Trip to First Friday Rochester

November 3, 2017, 5:00pm

Bus pick-up at Harder parking lot; Travel to galleries and museums in Rochester, NY

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Art History Club More

Artist Lecture by Lantao Zhao

“Fortune or Burden? -An atypical Chinese ceramic artist surrounded by deep tradition  

November 8, 2017, 4:30-6:00pm

Binns-Merrill Hall Room 106

Cost: Free 

Sponsored by: Division of Ceramic Arts


Jane Cook, Chief Scientist The Corning Museum of

Glass presenting research in 
“Glass Compatibility with Ceramics and Metals in Mixed Media Sculpture”

November 15, 2017, 5-6pm  
Binns-Merrill Hall, B106 
#alfredglass #alfredsculpture #alfreduniversity #corningmuseumofglass 
Also join us on Wednesday as Jane will review current student projects for #glassartengine in McMahon 244 from 1:30-3pm.

Alfred Art Walk

Friday, December 8, 6 – 9pm

Alfred , NY

Cost: free

Sponsored by: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum