BFA Student Showcase and Multi-Media Student Exhibition

Fine Arts,

Lake Erie College will host its annual spring Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) student showcase and multi-media student exhibition from April 6 through the end of the semester in the B.K. Smith Gallery in Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts. The opening reception for the exhibition will take place Thursday, April 6 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

This year’s featured artists, Elizabeth Awuah ‘17 and Alex Blaha ‘17, will present their exhibition titled “Global Footprints | Ghana” (Awuah) and “The Age of Slime” (Blaha). Their exhibit will include a video game and a book made on Ghana. The exhibition and the opening reception are free and open to the public, and food will be provided.

Each year, BFA students at LEC are given the opportunity to plan an exhibition, requiring completion of all curatorial and preparatory tasks such as lighting and arrangement of the artwork. The students are responsible for designing publicity materials and for planning the opening reception.

Senior Elizabeth Awuah is set to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in integrated media, digital art and technology. For her senior thesis project, she chose to display a part of her culture, Ghana, by making a photography and graphic design book.

“I’ve been to Ghana four times now and it never fails to amaze me how beautiful the culture is.” she said. “I decided to take my photographs from my past trip in the end of February and display them to show the beauty of Ghana.”

Senior Alex Blaha is on track to graduate in May as well with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in integrated media, digital art and technology. For his senior thesis project, Blaha decided to use his passion for video games and create one himself that portrays a world where slimes have grown to be a horrible menace and need to be stopped before they destroy everything.

“I have been toying around with game design since I was in elementary school. Now I have the knowledge and tools to make it real,” he said.

In addition to Awuah’s and Blaha’s work, the exhibition will include drawings, painting, 3D works, ceramics, photography, and sculptures from other LEC art students.

Visitors are encouraged to attend the opening reception on April 6 to hear the artists speak more in depth about their projects. For more information about the BFA student exhibition at Lake Erie College, contact Professor of Visual Arts Nancy Prudic at

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