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Exhibitions

  • 2017.Cycling Through

  • 2017.SEEN

 Current Exhibitions

Shawna Hanel, Bike Nirvana, 2015, Bees’ Wax Collage, Bottle Cap Bicycle, 17¢ Electric Auto Stamp, Antique Key, Bicycle Chain, Photograph, Plastic Bag Bits

Cycling Through: A Story of Community & Change Guest Curated by Michelle M. Estrada

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the invention of the bicycle, this exhibition combines fine art, cultural ephemera, and historical bikes to take visitors on a journey through the bicycle’s role as an agent of social and environmental change. Join our campus sustainability efforts, and ride your own bike to this student-curated show created in collaboration with Boise Bike Project, McU Sports, and the Boise State Bicycle Advisory Committee.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a lecture presented by George Knight, bicycle advocate and enthusiast and professor with the department of Philosophy. The talk is entitled “Bikes Are the Answer: A Cyclorama of the First 200 Years.” It is scheduled for Thursday, September 21st, at 6pm in the SUB, Ballroom Hatch C.

Exhibition runs from August 20th through September 24th, 2017 in Student Union Fine Arts Gallery. A reception celebrating the opening of the exhibit will be on August 22nd, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in the Fine Arts Gallery.   This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Carissa Sindon, SEEN #14, 2016, Black and white photograph

SEEN photographic works by Carissa Sindon

In SEEN, Carissa Sindon focuses her camera on individuals in the Boise, Idaho, community. Documenting the alley scape as a metaphor for the overlooked and unseen, Sindon invites gallery attendees to discover their own connections to other human beings by exploring these individuals’ portraits and written aspirations and identities. This project was funded in part by the Boise City Department of Arts & History.

Sindon is a Boise-based photographer whose primary interest is photographing people. Here, she has captured a group of subjects and asked them to complete the same sets of statements. Aiming to empower her subjects by providing a space for self-expression, Sindon also hopes that those who view her subjects will gain further insight into their own lives.  Above all, she strives to help viewers connect and come together over their commonalities and shared humanity.

Exhibition runs from August 20th through September 24th, 2017 in the Student Union Trueblood Gallery. A reception celebrating the opening of the exhibit will be on August 22nd, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in the Student Union Trueblood Gallery.  This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Upcoming Exhibitions

No Press Like Home, October

Art Acts, December

Samuel Paden’s Narratives, January

Past Exhibitions

Mission Statement of Student Union Fine Arts Gallery

The purpose of the Student Union Fine Art Exhibitions Program is to display a variety of art media and to provide challenging and interesting work while encouraging an aesthetic understanding. All exhibitions and gallery receptions are free and open to the public.