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Join soon-to-be graduating bachelor and master of fine arts students at their culminating exhibitions in college galleries across town

The season of BFA and MFA exhibitions is upon us. Join soon-to-be graduating bachelor and master of fine arts students at their culminating exhibitions in college galleries across town. These shows are free, open to the public and a great chance to see up-and-coming talent.

Cornish College of the Arts

Cornish hosts one huge exhibition for its small graduating classes in Art, Design, Film + Media, and Interior Architecture. The grand opening is a big party, spread across two buildings and a food truck or two. Cornish’s BFA Exhibition 2017 is on view through May 14; the grand opening is Friday, April 28, at Centennial Lab, 2000 Terry Ave.; Beebe Building, 2014 Ninth Ave., Seattle (cornish.edu/bfa).

Seattle Pacific University

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Like most of the other colleges in town, SPU mounts separate, consecutive exhibitions for its visual-arts programs. April 28is the last day to catch the seniors’ studio art/photography exhibition. Upcoming events include: ILL/NP (New Pictures/Illustration) from May 2-19; Visual Communication Design Exhibition from May 24-June 9, reception, June 1; all exhibitions are at the Seattle Pacific Art Center, 3 W. Cremona St., Seattle (206-281-2079 or spu.edu).

Seattle University

Technically, the current Digital Design Exhibition at Seattle University isn’t a BFA show, but the 2016 design cohort organized and installed the entire exhibition. The exhibition is on view until May 5. Also coming up at SU: the BFA Photography Exhibition, May 20-June 9; both exhibitions are at the Vachon Gallery, Seattle University Fine Arts Building (seattleu.edu).

University of Washington

As the, ahem, big dog in town, the University of Washington has already begun…

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