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Four Diverse Exhibits This Fall at Vassar's James W. Palmer Gallery

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – "Ten Artists," an exhibition of current paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and animation by Vassar College studio art graduates of the late 1990's, will open the fall series at Vassar College's James W. Palmer Gallery, through Saturday, September 17. These working artists are now based across the U.S. Europe, and Latin America, and in a panel discussion on Friday, September 16, at 5:00 p.m., in Taylor Hall room 203, several of them will discuss their career challenges and progress.

The exhibit "Speaking of Summergroup…" (Friday September 23 through Saturday October 15) will showcase the Summergroup Artists Cooperative, a group of Hudson Valley visual artists whose works are in prominent public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad (20artists.com). The exhibit will feature Summergroup artists "speaking" of their work through the written word, and Summergroup artists will attend the gallery reception on Friday, September 23, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Upon his retirement from the Vassar College history department, the late professor Hsi-Huey Liang immersed himself in a life of art, and published two illustrated history texts. He will be remembered in "Hsi-Huey Liang: A Biographical Exhibit" featuring both recent works and a sampling of the 1,000 drawings he created for his texts (Monday, October 24 through Friday, November 11, gallery reception on Friday, October 28, 4:30-6:30)

In conjunction with the course "Legacies of the Holocaust" being taught this semester at Vassar, the Palmer Gallery's fall season will conclude with "An Artist's Reflection on War and Holocaust," featuring paintings by New Paltz artist and World War II veteran Si Lewen. This exhibition will examine the artist's role in coping with the experience of conflict, and will run Thursday, November 17 through Saturday December 17 (gallery reception with the artist on Thursday, November 17, 4:00-6:00 p.m.)

The James W. Palmer Gallery is located in the College Center on the Vassar campus, and is wheelchair accessible. For gallery hours, or to arrange further accommodations for people with disabilities, call Cathy Jennings at (845) 437-5370.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Friday, September 23, 2005