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Opening Reception       April 21, 2007       3:00 - 6:00 pm
April 22 - May 12, 2007
Myers Fine Art Building, Burke Gallery & Myers Lobby Gallery
Open Daily,  Hours Noon to 4 PM
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This exhibition is a culmination of work by Plattsburgh State Senior Art Students. A visual essay, which is an annual feature of the Art Museum, gives Studio and Art History majors the opportunity to exhibit and summarize their work.
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Anushka Anton
Gregory Badger
Jane Bentley
Andrew Bucsis
Francis Carter
Mirela Cecunjanin
Shawna Cross
Ashley Danforth
Sarah Hamilton
Philip Hardy
Marnie Herlands
Kristi Higgins
Jenny Hutchinson
Amelia Kizzer
Katherine LaMarca
Alyssa Manning
Jamie Martin
Eric McEdward
Rachel Moore
Rachel Mousseau
Laurie Olson
Jessica Pasche
Ashley Thatcher
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Peter Russom
Chair, Art Department

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The Senior Exhibition is the capstone experience for students in our studio program. Acceptance into the exhibition requires each participant to have developed a cohesive body of work that meets the qualitative standard defined by the faculty of the Art Department. The exhibition is the culmination of extensive research and commitment to each studentís chosen area of studio concentration.

The entire campus community celebrates this annual event as our students demonstrate the aesthetic judgment, intellectual strength and work ethic required to create the pieces in this yearís exhibition. The Art Department is proud of every student who has participated in the extensive preparation required for this success that we, in turn, share with every visitor who encounters this beautiful exhibition within the Burke Gallery.

The Art Department awards two art studio degrees: B.F.A and B.A. The B.F.A. is an intensive professional degree that prepares students for art careers or graduate study in either Fine Arts or Graphic Design. The B.A. degree permits students to combine in-depth study in studio art with broader liberal studies, a second major, or a minor. Every art major elects at least one studio area of concentration with a focus on building a mature level of creative expression.

Art Department Faculty:
Karen Blough, Art History
Dennis Costanzo, Art History
Diane Fine, Printmaking
Andrew Goerlitz, Sculpture
Sue Lezon, Photography
Beryl Matthews, Ceramics
Richard Mikkelson, Drawing and Painting
W. David Powell, Design
Peter Russom, Drawing and Painting
Norman Taber, Design

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Edward Brohel
Director, Plattsburgh State Art Museum

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While exploring the possibilities of their own sensitivity and opening various aspects of their persona, the seniors in this exhibition demonstrate the variety of mediums and styles, which are taught at Plattsburgh State. The exhibition process is part of the learning experience. With instruction from the Faculty, Director, and Museum Staff, they learn to present their work properly and most effectively. They produce their own invitation and catalogue, are part of the conceptualization, presentation, and installation of the exhibit in the gallery, and speak about their work at the opening of the show while hosting a reception for their guests. Many art majors continue on to graduate studies and careers in professional art fields. The exhibition displays the foundation of those developments while also showing art used as a tool for the psychological and emotional growth, and maturation of individuals. Hopefully, the studentsí educational experience becomes a physical and spiritual context in which they can learn to lead creative and rewarding lives on a healthy planet.

Each year, the Senior Exhibition is an important punctuation in our studentsí careers. It usually focuses and concentrates their efforts into a clear and generous body of work, the aspirations of which have been developing over the years. The Plattsburgh State Art Museum takes great pride in being an integral part of our studentsí creative growth helping support the accomplishments achieved during their study with the Art Department.It is a unique venture, which continues to be a learning experience for all. Congratulations and continued growth to our students.

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Catalogue Design: Anushka Anton

Chief Photographer - Rachel Moore
Assistants - Eric McEdward - Ashley Danforth - Ashley Thatcher
Marnie Herlands - Jeremiah Cross - Kristi Higgins

The members of the 2007 Senior Exhibition gratefully
acknowledge the following organizations and individuals
for their support of our exhibition:

Plattsburgh College Foundation
Friends of Art
College Auxiliary Services
Student Association
Presidentís Office
Anonymous (2)
Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Antonucci
Shelly & Pat Barris
Mark Badger & Martha Breen
Kevin and Pauline Bentley
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Beyke
Mrs. Geraldine Bucsis
Ms. Jean L. Copp
Ms. Hilda Danforth
Ms. Priscilla Farrar
Mr. and Mrs. John Futers
Ms. Joni Garrett
Marion & Seymour Goodstadt
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hutchinson
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Keimer
Ms. Theresa LaMarca
Mr. William C. Larocque
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L LaRocque
Ms. Ida M. Lekai
Mr. and Mrs. Robert McEdward
Mr. and Mrs. James A. McEdward
Ms. Renate E. Moore
Mr. and Mrs. David Moore
Ms. Elaine M. Osborne
Mr. and Mrs. Barry J. Panson
Ms. Diane Pasche
Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Petersen
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Snyder
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas
Ms. Datie Marie Wakunick
Mr. Karl Zuelke
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Zuelke

We would also like to acknowledge the following individuals
for their guidance while preparing for our senior exhibition:

Edward Brohel, Mary Lou Beauharnois, Cecilia Esposito,
David Driver, Marge Coughlin, Phil Gramling, and Rachel Bark

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