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Talented artists of AU to be part of Hornell Art Walk
4/26/12

The talents of some of Alfred University’s finest artists will be on display Saturday as part of the Hornell Art Walk. The walk will take place from 5-10 p.m. and is jam-packed with some of the most exciting art in, around and about Hornell.

From the University, associate professor of Painting Stephanie McMahon will open festivities with an open studio of her paintings and works on paper. McMahon has received multiple awards and scholarships for her work and had it featured as part of a collection at the Four Seasons in Hong Kong.

At 6 p.m., Associate Professor of Fine Arts Laurel Carpenter will offer a durational performance titled "The Elixir Way", to be re-performed by AU junior Kate Truini of Roxbury, Conn. Carpenter’s work has been featured around the world, while Truini’s work will be a part of multiple performances at the Art Walk, and was also featured at the city’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

Also at 6 p.m., the Alfred University Space and Place class will present its exhibit titled "Spirit of a Place: Citing Hornell." The class is taught by Associate Professor of Sculpture Brett Hunter, and featured work as part of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade at the city’s downtown Ponderosa building, which is now its newly renovated arts center.

At 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9 p.m., the best of the Alfred University Dance program will be on display, as it lends the city of Hornell its performance titled "Letters to the World." The piece is a collaboration of dance genius, created by associate Professor of Dance D. Chase Angier, Associate Professor of Theatre Design Marketa Fantova, and Adjunct Professor of Art and Design Evelyn Leblanc-Roberge. The piece features AU student dancers Ned Allen, Megan Chambers, Angie Diaz, Ibrahim Osumanu, Eden Palmer, Kim Rau, Krystal Redding, Emily Smith, and Julie Verdone. Many around the University campus felt the piece was the best performance of "An Evening of Dance," three-day dance series of performances in Miller Theatre this past March.

Finally, an all-day display of work from students in the College of Ceramics at Alfred University will be present in store fronts throughout downtown Hornell as part of an exhibition titled "Ceramiland."

Admission to the Hornell Art Walk is free.