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Fosdick-Nelson Gallery presents faculty photography/painting exhibition

The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at Alfred University is hosting a new exhibition titled, “Faculty Work from the Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography” beginning Friday Sept. 3 and running through Wednesday, Oct. 13. There will be an artists’ reception Sept. 3 from 7 – 9 p.m.

The exhibit features recent artwork created by the Drawing, Painting and Photography faculty in the Alfred University School of Art and Design, including Brian Arnold, associate professor of photography; Roger Freeman, professor of photography; Lise Lemeland; assistant professor of drawing, painting, and photography; Stephanie McMahon, assistant professor of painting; Kevin Wixted, professor of painting; and Hope Zaccagni, 2D technician. This exhibition reveals the broad range of studio practices and interests that comprise this division.

Arnold received a master of fine art degree in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art. His past exhibits include “Familiar Windows: Photographs by Brian Arnold” in Baker Gallery, Boston, MA, and “Sixth Floor Kennedy Exhibition,” Photographic Resource Center, Boston.

Freeman received a master of science degree from the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology. His past exhibits include “Working with Tradition” at the Burchfield Art Center, SUNY Buffalo; the NYS Museum, Albany; and Rochester Finger Lakes Exhibition, Rochester, NY. His work had been published in PhotoGraphis.

Lemeland received a master of fine arts degree in painting from Hunter College, NY. She has exhibited at the Anderson-Soule Gallery, Concord, NH, and the Sherman Gallery, Boston University. She received the Strategic Opportunity Stipend Grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2009.

McMahon received her master of fine arts degree in painting from the University of Texas-Austin. Her past exhibits include “Solo Exhibition” in Houghton House Gallery, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, and “Stephanie McMahon, Recent Paintings” in the Pooke Gallery, Walnut Hill School for Visual Arts, Natick, MA. She was the recipient of the Artist Grant in Painting from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and nominee for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting.

Wixted received his master of art degree from Bloomsburg University. His past exhibits include “City States” in Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY, and “Semaphore” in the R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA. He was also the recipient of the MacDowell Colony September 11 Grant.

Zaccagni is the 2D technician for the Division of Drawing, Painting, and Photography and the Division of Expanded Media in the School of Art and Design. Her work has been represented in individual, group, and juried shows throughout the northeast.

The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery is a learning center for the visual arts. Rotating exhibitions highlight work by established and emerging artists working in New York, the United States and abroad. Located in rural New York, the Gallery is the only established contemporary art venue within a sixty-mile radius for the community to experience a diverse mix of art first hand and participate in forum of contemporary art and culture. Extended programming, including gallery lectures and special projects, gives students and members of the community an opportunity to engage with artists, curators and scholars.

The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery’s hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 3 p.m. weekends; the gallery is closed University holidays. For more information contact Sharon McConnell, director of the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at 607.871.2149 or at