Master's exhibition to open Nov. 30

typographical artKacie Haynes will showcase a range of recent work in a Master of Arts Thesis Exhibition opening Friday, Nov. 30, in Tyler Art Gallery.

“As an artist I find myself drawn to the seemingly endless options that come with the exploration of color and typography,” Haynes wrote in her artist’s statement. “I like my work to be fun and energetic with less emphasis on the serious. I enjoy testing viewers’ perceptions of my work and find their reaction to the experience very gratifying.”

Haynes said she has a longstanding interest in art and advertising, and those passions converged in her college work. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art from Oswego in 2004.

Visitors to the exhibition will see print pieces, advertising images, theatre posters, identity systems, product packaging and Web designs, the latter presented interactively on three computers.

“What I admire most about the design process is elaborating, discovering and perfecting techniques that initially help me feel more in control of my work,” Haynes wrote in her artist’s statement.

Haynes said she doesn’t have a favorite among the 27 pieces, hoping visitors can find something to identify with and ponder among the variety presented.

Haynes’ thesis exhibition will run concurrently with in the fall semester’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition from Nov. 30 to Dec. 12.

The public is invited to a reception for artists from both exhibitions from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 in Tyler Hall.

All Tyler Art Gallery events are free and open to the public. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. weekends. For additional information and for persons with disabilities needing assistance to visit the gallery, call 312-2113.

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(Posted: Nov 20, 2007)