Faculty Art, Architecture Exhibit Opens – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Faculty Art, Architecture Exhibit Opens

What do more than 100 apples, a dog collar and photos have in common? All are part of this year’s Hobart and William Smith faculty art and architecture exhibition that is on display through Monday, Sept. 29 at the Houghton House Gallery. 

“This show marks a big transition for us,” says Art Department Chair Nick Ruth, “because of our dynamic new faculty and because of the nature of the work they do.”

Featuring recent faculty work-printmaking, architecture, sculpture, photography and painting-as well as the work of new faculty members Christine Chin (photography and new media) and Kirin Makker and Rob Wolfe (architecture), this year’s show is sure to be entertaining and thought-provoking. 

According to Ruth, Chin’s installation is “smart and funny” and plays with how we use natural resources to capture the energy we are so desperate for. Makker’s work is from her series, “Embodied energy in/on the Landscape.” It takes up the definition of “significance” in our built environment and poses new ways to think about the interplay of physical and cultural geography.

“Our openings are always fun. People bring their whole families-and how can you resist a gallery filled with more than 100 apples?” adds Ruth.

The opening reception, which will include snacks and refreshments, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12.