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K-State Today

March 6, 2018

Art department to present 'Excerpts from the Travelgram Atlas' exhibition

By Kaelin Schmedemann

The K-State art department will present the exhibition "Excerpts from the Travelgram Atlas" by Master of Fine Arts candidate Taryn Hampton March 8-14 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery on the first floor of Willard Hall. 

A reception for this exhibition will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Light refreshments will be provided. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public. These events are presented and funded in part by Student Governing Association's fine arts fee.

Hampton is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University where she studied studio art and computer science. She is now completing her final semester in K-State's Masters of Fine Arts program, concentrating in digital and experimental media. She is interested in the relationships between physical and virtual spaces and explores these through her works with social media. In the course of her studies, she has not only become an expert in contemporary social media practice, but has also built a strong online presence and business for herself. You may follow her capstone project at @travelgram_atlas on Instagram.

The Mark A. Chapman Gallery opened in 2005. Cheryl Mellenthin and Mark Chapman funded a complete renovation of the former Willard Hall Gallery, increasing the exhibition space to more than 1,400 square feet along with 400 square feet dedicated to exhibition preparation and kitchen facilities. The art department hosts Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts student exhibitions in the gallery as part of graduation requirements each semester. The technology friendly gallery serves not only exhibition purposes, but also provides a location for an active Visiting Artist lecture program.

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