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Thorne Art Gallery Continues Sunday Exhibit Tours

KEENE, N.H. 8/29/03 - The Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College will once again offer free guided tours of exhibits on Sunday afternoons throughout the academic year. Keene State art student intern Alison J. Davis will give tours at 3 p.m. every Sunday from Sept. 7 through May when exhibits are open. The tours are free and open to the public, and reservations are not required.

Davis, a senior studio art major, was awarded the Thorne-Sagendorph/Art Department Student Fellowship Endowment on the basis of her art portfolio and grade point average. A resident of Milford, Davis has earned Dean’s List honors several semesters while at Keene State. She is president of the Art Collective, a student organization that sponsors periodic art exhibits on campus and faculty slide shows once a month. In addition to guiding gallery tours, Davis will help hang and light the five art exhibits scheduled for the 2003-04 academic year.

The Thorne Art Gallery’s season opens Sept. 2 with the exhibit "Jules Olitski: A Ten-Year Retrospective, 1993-2003," commemorating the Thorne’s ten years in the gallery on Wyman Way. Olitski, a renowned American abstract artist, will be interviewed by John Walters, host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s "The Front Porch" and "All Things Considered," at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Alumni Recital Hall of the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond. A reception will follow in the gallery.

"Ukiyo-E: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the University of New Hampshire Collection" will be on exhibit Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Ukiyo-E, or "pictures of the floating world," refers to beautifully colored woodblock prints depicting scenes from everyday life in 18th- and 19th-century Japan. This exhibition is the centerpiece of the Friends of the Thorne’s education program for area schoolchildren.

"How the Ink Feels" is an exhibition of 64 letterpress broadsides illuminating poetry and prose. Artists, writers, and printers collaborated to create images for this print exhibition, which runs Nov. 1 to Dec. 7.

Coming up in January 2004 will be the Biennial Keene State College Art Faculty Exhibition. This exhibit features recent work in a variety of media by art and graphic design faculty.

Emerging Art: The Annual Keene State College Art Students’ Exhibition, which is scheduled for mid-April, showcases works in a variety of media by senior studio art and graphic design majors.

The summer 2004 exhibition, which runs from early June to August, will be announced.

The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday, and from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The gallery is open only when Keene State College is in session. Located on Wyman Way, the gallery is accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations for a disability, please call the Thorne Gallery, 603-358-2720, at least two weeks before your visit. For information about the exhibit, visit www.keene.edu/tsag.

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