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News Image AU gallery director presents solo exhibit in Houghton College's Ortlip Gallery 11/09/15

A solo exhibition of new work by Sharon McConnell, director of the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, College of Ceramics at Alfred University (AU), is on view now through Jan. 15, 2016 at the Ortlip Gallery, Center for the Arts building, Houghton College.

There will be an opening reception for “Inextinguishable” Friday, Nov. 13 from 6-8 p.m.in the Center for the Arts atrium. Both the show and reception are free and open to the public.

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News Image Kalkbrenner ’01 begins art project for survivors of spinal cord injuries 11/06/15

Sheila L. Kalkbrenner ’01 of Wellsville, NY recently wrote: “After a medical error during a routine knee arthroscopy (in 2007) left me with spinal arachnoiditis (spinal cord injury caused by the neurotoxins in spinal injections and invasive spinal procedures) … I lost significant physical function and fine motor skills. I pushed myself to develop new ways to continue to create art. This determination became a fundamental asset to my personal and vocational rehabilitation goals. Among other accommodations, I discovered that using the Ostrich Cot allowed me to create art while in a horizontal position. I began creating portraits.

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News Image Alaskan artist Nott ’11 debuts new work 11/05/15

Glass artist Keeper Nott, AU Class of 2011, will debut new work during the First Friday event, Nov. 6, from 6-8 p.m. at Artique Ltd., Anchorage, AK, where his work is regularly displayed.

The Alaska native writes in his artist’s statement: “Glass is a full-contact sport. In the glass studio, you are working in a fast paced, hot, sweaty, and stressful environment, which takes incredible amounts of physical and mental endurance, and the glass is certainly not a forgiving material; it pushes back … I am exploring through my own physicality the limits to which I can push my medium, my design, and myself.”

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Spencer ’13 and fellow artist present ‘Unreliable Systems’ 11/05/15

Catherine Spencer, AU Class of 2013, and fellow artist Abbey Blake are “both heavily influenced by patterns in nature. The natural world is constantly changing and evolving which is a parallel that we drew to our own life experience. This show has given us a chance to highlight the shift in our artistic expression as a result of our constantly changing lives,” said Catherine.

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Ongoing imaging research by faculty, students featured in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s magazine 11/05/15

Dr. Geoffrey M. Bowers, associate professor; chairman Division of Chemistry; and chairman Alfred Research Grants for Undergraduate Students Program, writes that the ongoing research from his group was featured “twice in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PCNL) Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL)” bi-monthly magazine, The Molecular Bond. “We’re a big part of the feature story text, our data forms the background artwork for the feature article, and we are also one of the half-page ‘Better Science’ ” articles.

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News Image Attention Rochester, NY-area alumni: Sign up for fun evening of networking 11/04/15

You are invited to join members from AU’s Career Development Center, Office of Alumni Engagement, and other AU alumni and friends for a fun and productive evening of networking in Rochester.

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News Image Visiting artist, alumna to lecture on her recent work during public program 11/02/15

Alfred University (AU) alumna and visiting artist Roberley Bell will lecture on her recent work at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 in Room 106C, Binns-Merrill Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Her visit is sponsored by the Sculpture/Dimensional Studies Division, School of Art & Design.

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Coronis ’15 presents ‘Penumbra’ of his cast glass sculpture in solo exhibition at Brattleboro (VT) Museum and Art Center 10/29/15

Evan Coronis ’15 has a solo museum show, “Penumbra,” of cast glass sculpture at the Brattleboro (VT) Museum and Art Center. The exhibition will be open through March 12, 2016. There is an opening reception for the artist Friday, Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m.

Mara Williams, chief curator of the exhibit notes: “Evan Coronis exploits the ability of glass to transmit, reflect, and refract light. He uses bulky hexagonal forms cast in cloudy, unrefined industrial glass as the basis of Penumbra. Their raw texture and heft lend his installation weight and physicality.



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News Image Leonard ’02 among five Native American artists honored at Biden home reception 10/29/15

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, honored five Native American and Alaskan Native artists this week in a reception at their home in Washington DC. In addition to honoring the artists, the Biden’s displayed a framed print from each of the artists on the walls of their foyer and living room. One of those artists was Courtney Leonard (Shinnecock Nation), AU Class of 2002.

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News Image The ‘Orchards’ created by Kurtz ’98 standing tall in Kansas City, MO 10/29/15

An exhibition by Christopher Kurtz, AU Class of 1998, will be on display 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6 during the Crossroads Arts District’s “First Friday” event in Kansas City, MO.

On the first Friday of every month, thousands of residents and visitors fill the sidewalks of the Crossroads, enjoying what has become the city’s liveliest and most popular recurring event. Arts organizations, galleries, studios, and a wide variety of local businesses feature local, regional and national artists as well as live entertainment.

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