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First three MFA shows open Saturday at Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Beginning this weekend and continuing each week for the next five weeks, Alfred University students who are candidates for the Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Art & Design, will open shows of their work and deliver gallery talks at the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Harder Hall.

The first show will feature work by Jessica Cappiello of Mastic Beach, NY, who is concentrating in sculpture/dimensional studies; Kelly Jacobson of Makanda, IL, who is also concentrating in sculpture/dimensional studies; and Thomas Schmidt of Morton Grove, IL, who is concentrating in ceramic art.

The opening is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the gallery. They will give talks on their work at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 12, also at Fosdick-Nelson Gallery.

Alfred University’s MFA program is ranked number one in the country for ceramic art and second in the country for glass art by U.S. News and World Report. Overall, the MFA program is ranked 10th in the country.