Visual Arts Faculty Show at the Opalka Gallery

January 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Practice: An exhibit by the Sage Colleges VISUAL ARTS FACULTY

January 19 February 21, 2010
Reception, Friday, 2/5, 5-9pm

Lynn Caprisello, Beau Comeaux, Jean Dahlgren, Melody Davis, Melanie Printup Hope, Sean Hovendick, Kelly Jones, Harold Lohner, Matthew McElligott, Timothy M. Martin, Kent Mikalsen, Linda Morrell, Sally Packard, Gina Porcelli, Gary Shankman, Janus Welton

From the catalog:

Practice is the second time we have mounted an all art faculty show and this exhibition includes the work of all sixteen of our visual arts faculty. The artists include faculty whose service to Sage ranges from 33 years to three brand new faculty who joined us in Fall 2009.

The art faculty at Sage play many roles acting as artists in their own right, teachers, advisors and mentors to their students, curriculum designers, content experts, advisors to student clubs, and participants in the life of the community in numerous ways. Many of them free lance on the side and others run small businesses of their own where their expertise is in demand in the larger world of art, communications, and design.

They are engaged in a broad array of approaches, styles and techniques. Many are keenly interested in contemporary issues and media (Beau Comeaux, Melody Davis, Sean Hovendick, Kelly Jones, Harold Lohner, Sally Packard), others in more traditional media and concerns (Kent Mikalsen, Gary Shankman, Timothy Martin). Some are pursuing creating work that in various ways combines their traditions with new media (Lynn Caprisello, Jean Dahlgren, Melanie Hope, Matthew McElligott, Linda Morrell, Janus Welton,).

Their talents span a large swath of art making from beading to installation art, to illustration, interior design, graphic design, painting, photography, ceramics, electronic art, stone carving, drawing, and the teaching of art history which in and of itself is an art and has its own skills set and creative aspects.

All of them have impressive exhibition records ranging from local shows to national and international exhibitions. Many of them have work on display at various museums, in businesses, in electronic form, and in a variety of collections all over the country.