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Art work by UConn graduate degree candidates on display (Released: 4/21/97)

by Sherry Fisher, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- Works by master of fine arts degree candidates at the University of Connecticut will be displayed at the William Benton Museum of Art through April 27 and from May 3-18.

"Terminus" showcases work by Bill Hastings of Walton., NY., Airi Maeno of Pittsburgh, Pa., Elizabeth Parry of Scranton, Pa., Iris Seyler of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Duat Vu of Mississauga, Ontario.

Hastings, Maeno and Vu are displaying their work through April 27.

Hastings, a graduate degree candidate in sculpture, is showing handmade pieces that reflect agricultural life in the United States. His sculptures are made of wood, ceramic and organic materials.

Maeno, a graduate degree candidate in drawing/sculpture, is showing prints, drawings and sculpture. Her work deals with the body and habitual gestures.

Vu, a graduate degree candidate in painting, is showing large-scale abstract paintings and large wood cuts. His work expresses his responses to the Vietnam War.

Parry and Seyler will show their work May 30-18.

Parry, a graduate degree candidate in photography, will show small, intimate photographs and large- scale works that incorporate steel and wax.

Seyler, a graduate degree candidate in sculpture, will show large, somewhat minimal sculpture pieces in plaster and cast plaster that have references to the body.

The William Benton Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1- 4:30 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays.