MFA Thesis exhibitions open today

"Cylinder" by Lauren Mabry
"Cylinder" by Lauren Mabry

Thesis exhibitions for Master of Fine Arts students Lauren Mabry and Jamie Fritz open today, April 16, at the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery in Richards Hall. Both exhibits are open through April 20. A closing reception is 5 to 7 p.m., April 20. The reception is free and open to the public.

Fritz's exhibition is titled "Someone/no one." In her artist statement, Fritz said she is obsessed with the pieces of existence, experiences and emotions that make up human identity. A recipient of a Hixson-Lied Fellowship, Fritz is completing her MFA in sculpture. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art from the University of Wyoming.

Mabry's exhibition is "Transcendent Materiality." The show highlights her abstract ceramics ranging from cylindrical paintings to large curved planes installed on walls.

Mabry received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2007. She has studied abroad in Kecskemet, Hungary, at the International Ceramics Studio. She is the recipient of a Hixson-Lied Fellowship.

Gallery hours for the exhibition are noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, or by appointment at 402-472-5522. Admission is free.