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AU graduates to exhibit work in 'Profile 2011' in New York City
5/19/11

Alfred University will exhibit work by 27 of its most recent graduates of the School of Art and Design in “Profile 2011,” an exhibition of selected work, at the Gem Hotel, 300 W. 22nd St., New York, NY, June 9-25.

The gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. An opening reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. June 9, and a reception for Alfred University alumni will be held from 5-7 p.m. June 16. Both receptions are open to the public.

Work for the exhibition was juried through faculty recommendations, and is representative of the work presented in the annual Senior Shows in the School of Art & Design, explained Leslie Bellavance, dean of the School.

“As the name, ‘Profile 2011,’ implies, the show is intended to be a sampling of some of the fine work done by all the School’s graduates this year. The selections reflect the range of art practice within the School, and were chosen to be representative of the quality of the work our students produce,” Bellavance said.

Earlier this month, more than 100 students exhibited their work in the annual Senior Shows.

“The School of Art & Design thanks the exhibitors for allowing their work to be shown in New York City, and greatly appreciates the support of Michele and Marty Cohen that has made possible this showcase for the work of our graduates to a broader audience,” Bellavance said.

Michele Cohen is a member of the Alfred University Board of Trustees.

Participating artists are:

LuzCarmen Avendamo, a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School of the Arts. She is the daughter of Barbara Avendano of Dallas, Texas.

Chelsea Bouffard, daughter of Edmund and Judith Bouffard of Canaseraga, NY. She is a graduate of a Canaseraga Central School.

Shane Buckley, son of Kevin Buckley and Leanne Boye-Buckley of Devon, PA. He is a graduate of Conestoga High School.

Nicholas Comstock, son of Susan Comstock of Watsontown, PA. He is a graduate of Warrior Run High School.

Lydia Dowman from Australia.

Brittany Emerson, daughter of Philip and Patricia Emerson of Forest Hill, NY. She is a graduate of Laguardio High School of Music and Art.

John Gill-Ochal, son of Sarah Gill of Saratoga Springs, NY, and David Ochal of Amsterdam, NY. He is a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School.
Rachel Gorman, daughter of David and Hana Gorman of Honesdale, PA. Rachel is a graduate of Honesdale High School.

Zach Grosser, son of Jane Davis of Painted Post, NY. He is a graduate of Corning-Painted Post West High School.

Benjamin Jones, son of Roger Jones and Saralyn Steingiser of Turner Falls, MA. He is a graduate of Amherst Regional High School.

Tara Hagen, a graduate of the School of the Arts in Rochester, NY. She is the daughter of Fred and Susan Hagen of Rochester.

Jenny Hillenbrand, a graduate of East High School in Rochester, NY. She is the daughter of George and Margie Hillenbrand of Rochester.

Ernie Legg, son of Lydia Legg of Fairport, NY. He is a graduate of Fairport High School.

Megan Mahaney, daughter of Daniel and Eleanor Mahaney of Phoenix, NY. She is a graduate of John C. Birdlebough High School.

Katherine Mindel, daughter of Mary and Linda Mindel of Ballston Lake, NY. She is a graduate of Shenendehowa High School East.

Alex Reed, daughter of Michael and Barbara Reed of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a graduate of Sycamore High School.

Eva Lucyna Rybak, daughter of Tomasz and Maria Rybak of Cleveland, Ohio. She is a graduate of the Laurel School.

Kathryn Sheldon, daughter of Janice Mullen of Central Square, NY. She is a graduate of Paul V. Moore High School.

Emma Stein, daughter of Rafael and Jennifer Stein of Ramsey, NJ. She is a graduate of Ramsey High School.

Margaret Storms, a graduate of the School of the Arts in Rochester. She is the daughter of Richard and Lucinda Storm of Rochester, NY.

Brett Alex Thomas, son of Patricia Zelanak of Philadelphia, PA.

Nadine Titus, a daughter of Scott and Juanita Titus of Jamesville, NY. She is a graduate of Jamesville-DeWitt High School.

Courtney Wilcox, daughter of Chester and Kathleen Wilcox of Bath, NY. She is a graduate of Haverling Junior-Senior High School.

Lucas Wilson, son of Mark Wilson of Clifton Park, NY, and Jane Wilson of Brunswick, ME. He is a graduate of Shenendehowa High School East.

Elena Zachary, daughter of John and Susan Zachary of Florence, MA. She is a graduate of Northampton High School.

Jess Taylor, who had dual majors in interdisciplinary art and comparative cultures through the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Alfred University, will also be exhibiting her work. She is a graduate of Solanco High School, and is the daughter of Diane Taylor of Nottingham, Pa.

Jamie Troy, also a graduate of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences with a major in interdisciplinary art, will perform in “Waiting VI,” a collaborative piece created by D. Chase Angier, associate professor of dance, and Marketa Fantova, assistant professor of theater design. Troy, the daughter of Marietta Troy of New York, NY, is a graduate of Rudolf Steiner School.

For more information about the School of Art & Design: http://art.alfred.edu

For more information about the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: http://las.alfred.edu

For more information about Alfred University: http://www.alfred.edu