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Diverse faculty works to be featured in Marion Art Gallery exhibition
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Diverse faculty works to be featured in Marion Art Gallery exhibition

“Rita Awilliwaw” by Jill Johnston

Diverse works by 13 faculty members in the Department of Visual Arts and New Media will be on display in a new exhibition at the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery.

 
       "Humanism" by Liz Lee

The Visual Arts and New Media Faculty Showcase opens Friday, Oct. 23 and runs through Friday, Nov. 20. The gallery is located on the main level of Rockefeller Arts Center on the Fredonia campus.

Participating artists are:

• Ray Bonilla, who graduated from Fredonia with a degree in New Media and Illustration; he continued his studies at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he completed his M.F.A. degree.

• Robert Booth, chair of the Department of Visual Arts and New Media, who holds a B.F.A. degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and an M.F.A. degree from Syracuse University.

• Jason Dilworth, who has a B.F.A. degree in Visual Communication from Weber State University, Ogden, Utah and an M.F.A. degree in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

• Tim Frerichs, who received a B.A. degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and an M.A. and M.F.A. degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

• Phil Hastings, who has an M.F.A. degree in Cinema from Southern Illinois University and a B.F.A. degree from Columbus College of Art and Design.

• Jill Johnston, who received her M.F.A. degee in Cinematography from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla.

• Jill Kambs, who holds M.F.A. degrees in Photography and Book Arts from the University of Iowa where she was a Wilhelm and Jane Bodine Fellow; she is also an assistant curator at the Erie Art Museum.

• Stephen Komp, who holds a B.S. degree in Photojournalism from the University of Southern Mississippi and an M.F.A. degree in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

• Liz Lee, who received a B.F.A. degree in Studio Art from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada and an M.F.A. degree in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

• Alberto Rey, who holds a B.F.A. degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a M.F.A. degree from State University of New York at Buffalo, with additional post-graduate work at Harvard University.

• Hide Sadohara, who received his M.F.A. degree in ceramics from Kent State University and his B.F.A. degree from Memphis College of Art in Sculpture and Metals.

• Peter Tucker, who has a B.A. degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University, a B.F.A. degree from the University of Texas and an M.F.A. degree from Massachusetts College of Art.

• Megan Urban, who received her B.A. degree from Wellesley College and holds an M.F.A. degree in Visual Communication from Virginia Commonwealth University.

The public will have the opportunity to meet the artists at the opening reception in the art gallery lobby on Friday, Oct. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The reception will feature a short dance performance by Terry Beck in Tucker’s installation, scheduled for 7:30 p.m., and a performance by the student jazz group, Weapons of Jazz Destruction. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The exhibition includes photographs by Mr. Komp and Ms. Lee; video and animation by Mr. Hastings and Ms. Johnston; mixed media installations by Mr. Booth and Mr. Tucker; paintings by Mr. Bonilla and Mr. Rey; prints and handmade books by Mr. Dilworth, Mr. Frerichs and Ms. Kambs; ceramics by Mr. Sadohara; and story blankets by Ms. Urban.

The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

The Department of Visual Arts and New Media is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Areas of study include: foundations, art history, animation and illustration, ceramics, drawing and painting, graphic design, film and video arts, photography and sculpture. More than 200 art majors are currently enrolled. Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts and New Media, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History, or a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Animation and Illustration, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Graphic Design, Film and Video Arts, Photography or Sculpture.

Gallery hours are: Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.; the gallery is closed on Mondays. For more information about the exhibition or Marion Art Gallery or to schedule a group tour, contact Director Barbara Räcker at (716) 673-4897 or Barbara.racker@fredonia.edu.

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