ESCANABA — Students from Northern Michigan University have been given the opportunity to show off their art skills at a special venue.

The William Bonifas Fine Arts Center in Escanaba is currently hosting “No B.S. or B.F.A,” an exhibit that showcases the works of undergraduate artists. This is the second time the center has collaborated with NMU on such an event. The collaboration gives students a place to display their art while helping them gain real life experience.

“When you leave that educational facility and go into the commercial world, there is a bridge you have to cross, and this is an experience that the students get and they begin to understand how they have to work within a larger community, arts or otherwise,” said J.J. Spaulding, communications and programming coordinator for the center.

Examples of photography, sculpture, and human-centered design are among the pieces that visitors can enjoy.

“It’s absolutely all-inclusive, and that’s one of the things we’re very proud about with the exhibit, and in the collaboration with Northern that we could offer that opportunity for all students and any form of art that they were really interested in pursuing,” Spaulding added.

An artist reception for the exhibit will be held on January 29th at 7:00 p.m. It will feature live music from a band made up of some of the artists whose work adorns the gallery walls. The exhibit runs through the middle of February.

For more information on the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, you can visit their website.