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'Emerging Art' Exhibit Showcases KSC Student Work

KEENE, N.H. 3/17/03 - “Emerging Art,” the annual Keene State College art students exhibition, will open Monday, April 21, at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery.

Seniors and other students majoring in art and graphic design will be featured in “Emerging Art.” They will exhibit works in a variety of media including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and ceramics, as well as posters, advertising and packaging designs, promotional pieces, and books.

The student artwork is selected by art department faculty from work students completed in classes throughout the year. The 2003 exhibit represents all levels of courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, dimensional design, watercolor, photography, graphic design, and typography.

Friends of the Thorne will host an opening reception for “Emerging Art” on Friday, April 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the gallery. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, May 11, and will be open May 10 and 11 from noon to 5 p.m. for Keene State College Commencement.

Gallery visitors will be invited to vote for their favorite works in both graphic design and studio art. The artist of each winning selection will be presented with a People’s Choice Commendation, which carries a $100 cash prize sponsored by the Friends of the Thorne. The winners will be announced on Monday, May 5.

The Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Review, held in conjunction with “Emerging Art,” will take place on Friday, May 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Mabel Brown Room of the Young Student Center. Representatives from local businesses are invited to review the portfolios of graphic design seniors, most of whom are seeking employment after graduation.

The exhibit, reception, and portfolio review are free and open to the public. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday, and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Free guided tours of the exhibit are offered at 2 p.m. every Sunday by Keene State art student intern Charles Langille. Reservations are not required.

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