The McLean County Arts Center in Bloomington is currently showcasing the artwork of MFA students from around the state.
- The Center's head curator, Claire Hedden noted that the show features a lot of imaginative work, including a piece by Cathy Hsiao, who works in fiber. She utilized a jacquard loom to digitally submit an image to weave a piece.
- Hsiao combines visual elements inspired by graffiti, as well as audio information, with wave-form looking elements.
- Illinois State University student Laura Newman is featured with a ceramic piece called 'Waiting.' She used a wire form wrapped in ceramic.
- Hedden said this particular time is important in an artist's career. Graduate school allows for great studio time, plus feedback. This is the time doors open for artists.