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Student art from fall semester on view

Feb. 3-19, 2009 Lucas Gallery, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St.

The Program in Visual Arts will present "Work From the Fall Semester," a group show featuring ceramics, drawings, paintings, photography and sculpture, Feb. 3-19 in the Lucas Gallery at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St.

An opening reception is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the gallery. A film and video screening will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the same day in the Stewart Film Theater. The screening will highlight the work of the fall semester courses in video and film production.

At the conclusion of every semester, the Lewis Center for the Arts presents an exhibition of student work selected from each of the visual arts courses. According to Brian Jermusyk, who teaches drawing and painting in the Program in Visual Arts, "The student art exhibition marks the end of the semester's courses, 'the finish line' so to speak. And the metaphor is apt, for it is the culmination of months of tremendous efforts, focused energies and creative risks taken with matter, materials and ideas ... all now resting on breathless view in the Lucas Gallery. As the exhibitions often mark the start of another semester, they equally offer the gifts and make invitations to the new experiences and challenges that reside in the Lewis Center for the Arts."

Among the many works of art in the exhibition are large-scale figure drawings, large paintings based on historic masterpieces, ceramic vessels and sculptures, photographs and more.

"It's always amazing to see how all these different classes and different mediums can come together in a group show like this," said Tommy White, a lecturer in the Program in Visual Arts who teaches painting. "Despite the fact that the classes range from introductory through advanced, the show as a whole works quite well -- each piece engaging in its own right, but also informing the way you view the other work in the show. I believe the level of quality artwork in this show speaks directly to the quality of the students who choose to work in the Lewis Center."

Hours for the exhibition are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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