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University to open ‘Profile 2012’ Thursday at NYC museum
5/29/12

Alfred University will exhibit work by 27 of its most recent graduates of the School of Art and Design in "Profile 2012," an exhibition of selected work, at the Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York City.

An opening reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the seventh floor event space at the Museum of Arts and Design.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 11 am Thursday, May 31, through 6 pm Sunday, June 3, during regular museum hours. The admission fee for the Museum will be waived for those visiting "Profile 2012" or attending the opening reception.

Exhibitors were selected by faculty recommendations and curators Anne Currier, professor of ceramic art, and Sharon McConnell, director of the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at the School of Art & Design.

"An exhibition like Profile 2012 at the Museum of Art and Design provides a unique and significant experience for our recent graduates. These young artists will represent the range and quality of the work produced in the BFA program in the School of Art and Design. They will also have the experience of participating in a professional exhibition in New York City where their work will be seen in the context of the epicenter of contemporary art practice," said Leslie Bellavance, dean of the School.

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:
Matt Austin, Signe Ballew, Bridget Binns, Lauren Chamberland, Victoria Corning, David Douglas, Hannah Dunscombe, Walner Edmond, Margaret Finnerty, David Flynn, Ursula Hilsdorf, Christian Jasolka, Samantha Leavy, George Lowden, Mary McPartlan, Nicklas Moen, Brendan Moore, Jihyun Nam, Shelley Park, Max Queen, Brittany Sayers, Matthew Phillips-Shaw, Jeffrey Swartout, Shannon Tovey, Elliot Thorpe, Britny Wainwright and Kathryn Westfall.

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