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Alumni trio showing ceramic works in Cohen Gallery

The Alfred University (AU) School of Art and Design invites you to view “Chromatics Schematics” at the Cohen Gallery, Main Street, Alfred. Featuring works by ceramicists and AU class of 2008 alumni Joe Page, Rebecca Chappell, and Michael Fujita, the exhibit is on display through Saturday, May 18.

Page is visiting assistant professor of art at Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA. He earned a master of fine arts degree from AU and a bachelor of arts degree in studio art and anthropology/sociology from Knox College, Galesburg, IL. Page has exhibited throughout Washington, New York, and China, and was selected as an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly in May 2009. He also received the Anna E. Young Award in Ceramics.

Chappell earned a master of fine arts degree in ceramic art from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She also holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in ceramics from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Chappell is studio manager of Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA and a community class teacher at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. She has gained recognition for her work throughout Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and China, and has been awarded numerous honors including The Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship at The Clay Studio and The R Guy Cowan Pottery (Rocky River, Ohio) Scholarship.  

Fujita earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, and a master of fine arts degree in ceramics from the College of Ceramics at AU. His has gained national recognition of his work while exhibiting throughout the United States. His achievements include first place at The Fifth Annual Merge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition in 2008, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, and an Artist in Residence at Red Star Studios in Kansas City, MO. He currently works as a resident artist at the Clay Studio.

The Cohen Gallery, 55 N. Main St., Alfred is open Tuesdays 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays noon-6 p.m., and Thursdays 2-6 p.m. Created through a gift from (AU Trustee) Michele and Martin Cohen, parents of Adam Cohen, AU Class of 2003, the Cohen Center provides students with hands-on experience in arts administration, marketing, design, management, and community development. The Gallery provides space for exhibits by alumni, faculty, and visiting artists; students assist in all facets of the exhibitions.