Two new exhibitions reflect artistic journeys of first-year and graduating MFA students at UC Santa Barbara.
“MFA First Year Review,” features the works of seven artists: Lucy Holtsnider, Robert Huerta, Daria Izad, Jennifer Lugris, Jimmy Miracle, Carlos Ochoa and Toni Scott. Open now, it runs through May 19 in the Red Barn Project Space (Building 479, next to the UCSB Bus Loop). A welcome reception will take place Friday, May 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit is by appointment only; email Lugris at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit.
“MFA Graduate Exhibition 2017: Past Is Prologue,” will highlight art by six graduating students: Rose Briccetti, Marcos Christodoulou, Yumiko Glover, Sunny Samuel, Peter Sowinski and Scotty Wagner. It will run Saturday, May 13, through June 4 in the campus’s Art, Design & Architecture Museum, which is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays. A reception will be held Friday, May 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the museum.