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Alfred University School of Art and Design hosting 'Parallel Frequencies' by glass artists

The School of Art and Design at Alfred University will show “Parallel Frequencies,” an exhibition of six glass artists, including five alumni, in the Cohen Gallery beginning Friday, Jan. 30.

There will be an opening reception Friday from 5-7 p.m.; the public is invited.  Featuring work by Robin Cass ’98, Amie McNeel, Rachel Moore ’01, Jackie Pancari ’96, Kait Rhoads ’01, and Norwood Viviano’95, the exhibition runs through Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

The Cohen Gallery is located at 55 N. Main St., Alfred and is open Tuesday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Each “Parallel Frequencies” artist completed a 2014 Hauberg Fellowship at the renowned Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. This fellowship allowed each artist-in-residence to discover and experience common issues related to pattern, scale, science, and natural phenomena while exploring collaborative practices.

Cass is associate dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences and a professor of American Crafts at Rochester (NY) Institute of Technology. McNeel is an associate professor of ceramics, glass, and sculpture at the University of Washington’s School of Art, Art History, and Design. Moore is the assistant director and curator of the Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT. Pancari is an educator and beekeeper who resides in Alfred. Rhoads (AU MFA 2001) is an artist and educator. Most recently, she was a visiting artist at the Penland School of Crafts, Bakersville, NC. Viviano is an associate professor of Art and design and sculpture program coordinator at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.

Created through a gift from AU Trustee Michele and Martin Cohen, parents of Adam Cohen (AU ’03), the Cohen Center creates opportunities for students, faculty, alumni, and visiting artists to engage in the professional activities of curating and organizing art exhibitions. This hands-on approach also provides students with experience in arts administration, marketing, management, and community development.