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Hobart Alumnus Featured in Art Show

“The Colors of the Urban Landscape,” Jonathan White’s first one-man show in Rochester, features photographs of the World Trade Center.

January 29, 2002 Geneva, N.Y. – Jonathan White, who attended Hobart College for two years before receiving his degree in photography from RIT, is the featured artist in “The Colors of the Urban Landscape,” to be on display in the Sunken Room Gallery in Rochester from Feb. 15 through March 31. White lives in Rochester.

The subject matter of this show is from White's creative project concerning images of the urban landscape, which White has been working on since 1989. The majority of the images in this show are digital inkjet prints of various photographs that feature the World Trade Center.

White explains: “There are many ways to deal with the tragedy of September 11. Since I originally lived in the New York City area, I had numerous photographs of the World Trade Center. I'm offering this show as a memorial to our losses that day, and to remind everyone that building great structures and great cities is a major strength of American culture.”

While this is White's first one-man show in Rochester, it's hardly his first art show. During the 1990s White had numerous exhibitions on Long Island and in New York City. In addition, one of the images in this show, Downtown USA, is the feature image of a digital art show at the East Hawaii Cultural Center in Hilo, Jan. 4-25, and the artists of this show are attempting to make this a worldwide exhibit. Visit White’s Web site at www.netacc.net/~urban.

While a student at Hobart, White was photo editor of The Herald, the student newspaper, and was well-known on campus in those days as “Hollywood.”

The Sunken Room Gallery is located at the second floor of 715 Monroe Ave, and the hours are Friday, 3:30 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. On the evening of Friday, Feb. 15, the Gallery will host an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The public is invited to attend and meet the artist, and light refreshments will be served.

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