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AU alumnae presenting works at Burchfield Penney Art Center
9/17/09

Works by Alfred University alumnae Kate Doody, Alicia Eggert, Andrea Marquis, and Kala Stein are included in “Craft Art Western New York 2009,” now through Jan. 3, 2010 at The Burchfield Penney Art Center, at Buffalo State College.

Doody, Alfred class of 2001, is one of four artists currently participating in an artist-in-residence program at the Wildwood Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA. Her work is influenced by how the human mind and body respond to metaphysical forces and in particular its susceptibility to sensory manipulation. Doody is showcasing an illusory geometric wall piece and a pair of objects that abstract each other in the Burchfield Penney exhibit. Doody is also resident artist of The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and currently works in her art studio in Alfred.

Eggert, a member of the Alfred University class of 2009 and a resident Alfred Station, is currently completing her master of fine arts degree in sculpture/dimensional studies at AU. Eggert’s work is influenced by her observation of the everyday world. It is an investigation of people, place, time, and self, and how they interrelate. Eggert is showcasing the Coffee Cup Conveyor Belt Calendar at Burchfield Penney.

Marquis, also a member of the Alfred University class of 2009 from Marblehead, MA, is an artist working in ceramics, textiles, sculpture, installation, and drawing. She is an artist-in-residence and adjunct instructor of ceramics at Tyler School of Art and currently lives in Philadelphia, PA.

Stein, a 2009 Alfred alumna from Springwater, NY, studies the implications of interactions between people, objects, and the context in which they exist. Stein is influenced by communal or reciprocal interactions such as eating, drinking, cooking, celebration, teaching, learning, and commerce. She is showcasing an installation called “Convivium,” consisting of 1,500 cast-porcelain goblets on a 32-foot-long table made of sheet glass and poplar.
Stein works at the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University as a visiting faculty in ceramics, where she teaches sophomore hand building and wheel classes.

The exhibition at Buffalo State College is made possible by The Sylvia L. Rosen Endowment for fine art in the craft media. The Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State is located at 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222. The gallery is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. (http://www.yournewburchfi...)