For Immediate Release — Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Contact:

Mary E. McCrank

Media Relations Officer

(585) 245-5516

mccrank@geneseo.edu

SUNY Geneseo's Lederer Gallery Begins Fall Season with Faculty Art Exhibit

GENESEO, N.Y. — The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at the State University of New York at Geneseo will open its new season with a faculty art exhibit.

The faculty who contributed to the exhibit are: Doug Anderson, Patrice Case, Dan DeZarn, Carl Shanahan, Tom MacPherson, Michael Teres, Luvon Sheppard, Toni Hill and Julie Cardillo.

The exhibition opens Sept. 9 and runs through Oct. 7. An opening reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 9 at the gallery, located in William A. Brodie Hall.

DeZarn participated in The Tree Project, collaborating with Thomas Sturgill of Pittsburgh and Ben Huber of Covington, Ky., to produce a replica of an actual tree using scrap lumber. The tree was built in the Mockbee Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and logged at the termination of the exhibit. The work in the Lederer Gallery includes documentation of the process with various logged artifacts.

Anderson, gallery coordinator, submitted charcoal drawings he created as part of an experimental collaboration with composer John McKinnon and poet Kevin Cahill, both of Oregon. On view are 10 drawings, poems, and the projection of an 11-minute animation of hundreds of drawings set to an original musical composition. The project is an interpretation of one of the Labors of Herakles.

Other exhibits this semester include a mixed media sculpture exhibit by Judi Strahota of Alfred University and artist's books and prints by James Bailey of the University of Montana from Oct. 21-Nov. 22. The opening for that exhibit is set for 7-9 p.m. Oct. 25.

The exhibits are free and open to the public. The gallery is open daily from 2-4:30 p.m. and Thursdays 12-8 p.m. For more information, call (585) 245-5814.

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