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Artwork by Alfred University alumna featured on stamp celebrating Year of the Rat, Lunar New Year

Artwork by Alfred University alumna Camille Chew ’13 is featured on a commemorative U.S. Postal Service stamp celebrating the Year of the Rat and the Lunar New Year.


ALFRED, NY – Artwork by Alfred University alumna Camille Chew ’13 is featured on a commemorative U.S. Postal Service stamp celebrating the Year of the Rat and the Lunar New Year.

The Lunar New Year – the most important holiday of the year for many Asian communities around the world – will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 25. The Chinese lunar calendar system is represented by a repeating 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Rat commences Saturday with the Lunar New Year and ends on Feb. 11, 2021.

Chew, a native of Ithaca, NY, earned a B.F.A. degree (minor in mathematics) from Alfred University’s School of Art and Design in 2013. A freelance illustrator, she is now in graduate school studying printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design.

Read the full story of Chew’s accomplishment in the Ithaca Voice.