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Opening reception for BOSS (Best of Salve Students) exhibition is Sept. 14 at Hamilton Gallery

NEWPORT, R.I. (Sept. 8, 2017) – The public is invited to an opening reception and awards ceremony for artists whose work has been selected for “BOSS Show 2017, the Best of Salve Students,” on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery on Salve Regina’s campus.

The annual show is a survey of outstanding student artwork drawn from the full spectrum of visual art courses taught on campus. The juried exhibition showcases creative achievement at all studio levels, from introductory to advanced, in a wide variety of media. This year’s show features photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, graphic design and sculpture. 

The juror for BOSS Show 2017 is Providence based painter Mara Metcalf. Metcalf has taught drawing and painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for more than 20 years. In January 2018, she will unveil her first curatorial project in the Hamilton Gallery. 

In addition to the awards ceremony and opening reception, Salve Regina’s art department will also host a new student orientation during evening’s events on Sept. 14. The BOSS Show exhibition will run through Sept. 27.

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy avenues. Its exhibits are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays.