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The artwork of Clarion University Department of Art faculty members will be the focus of the opening exhibit of the 2008-09 year in the University Gallery, Level A, Carlson Library.

            The exhibit is Sept. 2-Oct. 2, with an opening reception on Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. Gallery hours are: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibit will feature fabric, drawing, painting, sculpture, and ceramics. The faculty exhibitors include:

            Kaersten Colvin-Woodruff, assistant professor of sculpture, 3D, and drawing. She has been a professor at Clarion since 1994. She has exhibited artwork at the Cone Center Galley at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and at the Peruvian North American Cultural Center in Arequepa, Peru. In addition, she is a founding member of the Clarion County Arts Council and a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors.

            Mark Franchino, assistant professor of printmaking and chair of the art department. He was appointed director of the University Art Gallery in 2005. In the last few years he curated exhibitions and organized an international residency program at the Plains Arts Museum in Fargo, N.D. He has lectured and exhibited internationally and recent exhibitions include Venice, Italy, Portland, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.

            Gary Greenberg, assistant professor of ceramics. Greenberg joined Clarion in 1992 and is the head of the ceramics area. His work has been featured in several recent publications including: “Alternative Kilns and Firing Techniques,” “The Extruder Book,” The 2005 NCECA Clary National Catalog,” and “American Style” magazine.

            Cathie Joslyn, professor of textiles and design. Joslyn has lectured, taught, and exhibited internationally and has published articles and reviews in the Surface Design Journal and in Grove’s Dictionary of Art. She has also been a Pennsylvania Humanities Council Commonwealth Speaker. She has participated in two International Shibori Symposia and spent a sabbatical year observing traditional weaving and creating new printed textiles in Peru. She received a J. William Fulbright Senior Scholarship teaching and exhibiting new work in Peru.

            Melissa Kuntz, assistant professor of painting. Kuntz has been a reviewer for art in America Magazine since 2002 and has also written exhibition catalogues for the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art in Florida and Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York. She has exhibited her paintings in group exhibits in New York City, Savannah, and London; and solo at Galerie Europa in Reston, Va.

            Jim Rose, assistant professor of graphic design, illustration, and multimedia studio director. Rose has completed graphic design and illustration projects for IBM, Westinghouse, GE, Western Illinois University, Clarion University, The Scranton Times, The Board of Cooperative Educational Services and others. He recently completed a one-hour award winning video called The Art and Creativity of John Pike: An American Artist.

            Also included in the exhibition are the works of adjunct faculty members Wade Kramm, Scott Turri, and John Alexander.

            Guest artist John W. Ford will provide an exhibit, Oct. 13-Nov. 14. Ford will deliver an artist’s lecture, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in room 120 of Marwick-Boyd Fine Arts Building and an demonstration on Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. in room 116 of Marwick-Boyd Fine Arts Building. The opening reception is also schedule Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. in the University Gallery. B.A./B.F.A. exhibits are scheduled Nov. 17-Dec. 5. 

8/29/2008 3:12 PM

Faculty exhibition at Clarion University Gallery