In the Loop

MFA Candidates Exhibition I

  • Date & Time
    • Friday, March 18, 2022 10:00am — through
      Friday, April 01, 2022 5:00pm


    • Friday, March 18, 2022 5:00pm to 7:00pm

      Opening Reception

    • Thursday, March 31, 2022 5:00pm to 7:00pm

      Closing Reception

  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    hear my voice is not your typical exhibition presenting a culmination of a master fine arts candidate’s studies. Not for these artists. Especially not during this pivotal time in their career with a global pandemic raging in the background. Disrupted livelihoods, personal health, and connectivity between one another created an unfathomable experience. As a result, many resorted to some strange form of forced isolation. Like the educational process, curating this exhibition was equally affected. Conversations and studio visits were disjointed by distance and time, but to their credit, each artist remained steadfast in their pursuits finding enlightenment in the process of making and pushing.

    Presented in two parts, hear my voice features unique groups of artists, projects, and works. Each component unveils a remarkable series of commonalities among their presentations, how they approach their work, and how they speak to one another. There is much to explore in this exhibition. First is a variety of media ranging from painting and sculpture to installation and performance, and second, the various perspectives on the profoundly introspective world and simultaneous yearning to communicate with audiences.

    Truth, politics, and society run dominant throughout the artists’ works in part one. What may seem like dark territory also reflects a unique light and problem-solving notion to each artist’s project. Many works are direct in their message and offer opportunities to examine and interact with their intentions. Here, the artist’s voice is less about me but more about us—how we collectively come to terms with facets of humanity such as anonymity, homelessness, equity, faith, and care for all people.

    ~Jeremy Mikoljczak

    Featuring artists Kayla Burnett, Angela DeCarlis, Kobe Elixson, Meghan Kozal, and Lindsey Myers

  • Venue
    Gary R. Libby University Gallery and Focus Gallery