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Students to Host Downtown Art Show

Sarah Cutts ’12, Gina Iannitelli ’12, Patrick Kana ’12, Elizabeth Perry ’12, Imani Schectman ’12, Lauren Schwarzenberg, Morgan Williamson ’12 and Jenny Wu ’12 will have their honors projects featured as part of a downtown Geneva art show, titled “9:Nine, Honors Projects Exhibition.” The theme of this year’s show is “NOW or NEVER… 2012.”

“The projects featured during these events include posters on art history theses, educational games for kids, paintings, mixed media art and digital photography,” says Wu, who is one of the eight students helping to organize the show as well as having her own artwork featured in it. “This is the first time we are putting honors students work downtown. We want to share with both the HWS and Geneva communities what the Honors students in art history, architectural studies, and studio art have accomplished in the past 8 months.”

Opening receptions will be held at the Smith Center for the Arts, The Farmers and Merchants Bank, The Gallery at Dallywater’s and Stomping Grounds on Friday, April 27 from 8 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday, April 28 from 1 to 3 p.m.  

Students will showcase a wide range of topics and mediums, including the metamorphosis of women in Japanese narrative art, women’s patronage in Rome, incremental color relationships, painting as a way to create order, humanitarian design and female identity. 

While all of the projects will be available for viewing during the receptions, Wu’s paintings will be primarily located at The Gallery at Dallywater’s and will be available for purchase with 50 percent of the proceeds going to charity. Wu’s paintings will continue to be exhibited until May 18.

“After hosting an open studio last semester, I fielded several requests from people to purchase my paintings and I wanted to provide them with the opportunity to do so this semester,” explains Wu. “I also want to help raise money for the Five Project, a non-profit organization, founded by Associate Professor of Education Helen McCabe and her sister, to help individuals with autism and other disabilities in China.”

Making up the ninth feature, Arts Collective is sponsoring a renovated storefront at 87 Castle Street from 7 p.m. to midnight. As part of their event, Arts Collective will offer a silent art auction, dance and spoken word performances and live music. This event will be catered by the Leaf Kitchen, a downtown local-foods eatery owned by Jack Woolfrey ’07 and Tatiana Bruno ’05.

Sponsored by the HWS Department of Art and Architecture, the event is being organized by Visual Arts Curator Kathyrn Vaughn, five HWS student art interns and two interns from the Geneva Business Improvement District.

Free and open to the public, the event will offer free food and the opportunity to talk with students about their process, interests, work and struggles.