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Husson Universitys 8th Hart Open Studio Event to Showcase Student Art, Photography, and Graphic Design

Published on: December 8, 2017

One of the pieces of student art to be displayed. It is blue and white.

Student work from Husson University will be featured at an exhibition on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. A wide variety of creative mediums will be represented as part of this showcase. Student drawings, paintings, pastels, photography, graphic design, set design, digital illustration, collages, assemblages, and batik prints will be on display.

The featured work was created in a variety of fine arts courses at Husson University. Also included are graphic design pieces from the marketing and communications program at Husson’s New England School of Communications and individual student submissions.

Exemplary student work from the following courses will be included as part of this showcase:

  • CT 245 Photography I
  • CT 315 Digital Cinematography
  • CT 345 Photography II
  • EP 122 Entertainment Design and Technology I
  • EP 441 Design and Technical Practicum
  • FA 101 Art and Human Experience
  • FA 110 Photography
  • FA 120 Drawing I
  • FA 125 Art for Children
  • FA 205 Painting I
  • FA 210 Pastel Painting
  • FA 299 Creating with Art
  • MC 245 Graphic Design
  • MC 299 Typography
  • MC 329 Digital Illustration

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

WHO: Kathi J. Smith, an assistant professor of studio arts and art appreciation at Husson University, organized this exhibition. She will be available for interviews.

Assistant Professor Smith joined Husson University in 2014. She has been an artist and an art educator in New England for over 15 years. Smith holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing, with a minor in art history from the University of Southern Maine. She also has a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of New Hampshire.

Smith’s reputation and career are rapidly growing. In 2014 she was given the Distinguished Teaching Lecturer Award at Plymouth State University. In the past four years, she has participated in many regional and national exhibitions, and five prestigious residencies. Smith received a full fellowship supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation to attend the Vermont Studio Center and has been a Fellow and Artist-in-Residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut, and the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation in Maine. In the summer of 2014, she participated in a seven week artist-in-residency program in Brittany, France, sponsored by Maryland Institute College of Art. Artscope Magazine featured her in “Kathi Smith’s New England,” in July 2013. She exhibits her work regularly in Maine, New York, and New Hampshire and maintains a working studio in Bangor, Maine. Smith practices primarily in the arena of painting and drawing, though she also has facility in ceramics, printmaking, and other mediums. Her artwork reflects her landscape, in which she invites close observation of familiar-seeming places and their narratives.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Refreshments will be served from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

WHERE: Husson University
               Hart Hall - Basement
               Hart Art Studio
               1 College Circle
               Bangor, ME 04401

WHERE: This showcase is designed to give students an opportunity to share their work with the public. It’s also an opportunity to highlight some of the exceptionally talented students at Husson University. Public exhibitions are a valuable part of the art educational experience. They serve as venues where students can exchange creative ideas with their peers and receive feedback from members of the public.

The event is a collaboration between Husson’s College of Science and Humanities and the University’s New England School of Communications.

For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells, and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies, science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit

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