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Keene State Faculty Exhibit Features Three New Artists

KEENE, N.H. 12/24/03 - The work of three new faculty artists will be introduced in the 2004 Biennial Keene State College Art Faculty Exhibition, Jan. 24-Feb. 29, at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery. The Friends of the Thorne will host an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, at the gallery.

Artwork by Robert Kostick, Christopher Nitsche, and Yuan Pan, who all joined the Department of Art in the last two years, will be displayed in one gallery. Kostick, who often prepares seniors for the Graphic Design Portfolio Review, will exhibit his mixed-media works on board. Nitsche, who teaches sculpture and installation art and oversees indoor and outdoor student exhibits, will display his own sculpture installations. Pan, who teaches graphic design and multi-media art, will show digital prints that include hand drawing.

The second gallery will exhibit ceramics, sculpture, painting, and mixed media works by 15 other KSC studio art and graphic design faculty: Samuel Azzaro, Rosemarie Bernardi, Richard Carlson, Daniel Carr, Mary Crawford, Dede Cummings, Henry Freedman, Marsha Hewitt, Ann Laroche, Walter Nicolai, John Roberts, Katharina Rooney, Peter Roos, Kenneth Spector, and Craig Stockwell. Roberts, chair of the art department, will show abstract paintings and prints. Hewitt, who coordinates the graphic design program, will display abstract paintings. Azzaro, who teaches ceramics, will display porcelain plates and bottles, and Freedman, who teaches art history, will show mixed-media assemblages. Bernardi, who teaches studio art, will show her recent pastel paintings and intaglio prints. Roos, who teaches drawing and painting, will exhibit oil paintings and drawings. Oil paintings, photographs colored with oil paints, porcelain cups, letterpress prints and photographs, and pencil drawings will be shown by Stockwell, Spector, Rooney, Cummings, and Laroche, respectively, who are adjunct faculty.

The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The Thorne Gallery, located on Wyman Way, is open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The gallery is accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations for a disability, please call the gallery at least two weeks before your visit. For information, call 603-358-2720 or visit

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