Palmer Gallery exhibitions feature drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and animation, through May 24, 2009.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY-A series of exhibitions by students of the Vassar College Studio Art Department will be on view through Sunday, May 24, in the James W. Palmer Gallery of Vassar's Main Building. The gallery will be open Mondays to Saturdays from 11am - 6pm, and Sunday from 12 - 6pm. All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.
The first exhibition, from Thursday, April 2 through Wednesday, April 8, features selected work from Vassar's five classes of Basic Drawing, taught by Richard Bosman, Peter Charlap, Laura Newman, and Gina Ruggeri.  Each of the 98 students taking Basic Drawing is represented by at least one drawing. Works in the exhibition include drawings of figures, skeletons, architecture, and self-portraits, done in a range of media from charcoal and ink to collage.
The second in the series will be an exhibition of works from Judith Linn's Photography I and II courses, on view from Friday, April 10 through Wednesday, April 15. Photography I focuses on an investigation of the visual language of black and white photography, while Photography II explores the development of an individual photographic language. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 10, from 6-7pm.
The third exhibition, on view from Thursday April 16, through Wednesday April 21, will present the work of students from Peter Charlap's Painting I course, that teaches basic painting skills through a sequence of specific problems involving landscape, still life, and the figure. The opening reception will be on Thursday April 16, from 6:30-7:30pm.
Printmaking will be the focus of the fourth exhibition, on view from Wednesday April 21 through Monday April 27. Taught by Richard Bosman, the course explores a variety of printmaking techniques. The opening reception will be on Wednesday, April 21, from 5-6pm.
The Painting 2 exhibition, on view from Monday, April 27 through Sunday, May 3, will present work exploring a wide range of conceptual and formal approaches to painting. Taught by Laura Newman, this course investigates painting through a series of assigned open-ended projects. The opening reception will be on Monday April 27, from 5-6pm.
The final exhibition in the series will feature both sculpture and animation works, on view from Wednesday, May 6, through Sunday, May 24. Work from three courses-Sculpture 1, 2 and the Computer Animation: Art, Science and Criticism-will be shown in a variety of media. Sculpture I, is taught by Tyler Rowland; Sculpture II is taught by Rowland and Harry Roseman; and the animation course is taught by Tom Ellman and Roseman of Media Studies and Art. The opening reception for this last exhibition in the spring 2009 series will be on Wednesday, May 6, from 5-6pm.
Situated between the North Atrium and the Retreat cafeteria, the James W. Palmer III Gallery is at the heart of the College Center. Constructed in 1996, the gallery was named and endowed by the Palmer family in 2000 in memory of their son James, a member of the class of 1990. Serving as an exhibition space for artwork created within and beyond the Vassar community, the gallery displays art of diverse mediums, themes, and origins.
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Basic Drawing
April 2 - April 8
Students (98): Timothy Aaron, Tess Alpern, Lindsey Andon, James Bacon, Isabella Batts, Claire Casstevens, Alice Chang, Jason Cohen, Arianna Cook, Sophie Courser, Sarah Craig, Nicholas Creamer, Christine Cruz, Alexandra Danzer, Tyler Davidson, Matthew Dollan, Jonathan Donaldson, Sarah Dutton, Lauren Dyson, Michael Eshete, Olivia Etzine, Marina Evtimova, Danielle Falzon, Ethan Fischer, Kelly Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Forbes, Claire Frohman, Anna Frumkin, Ari Glantz, Richard Goldman, Rebecca Goldsmith, Juliana Halpert, Clare Hazlett, Sydney Hessel, Nicohlas Justiz, Rachel Kazez, Meredith Kendall, Lowrie Kenigsberg, Ani Kodzhabasheva, Aleksandra Kolanko, Elizabeth LaBrocca, Grace Lee, Rachel Lin, Eric Lind, Stacy Locke, Noah Lourie Mosher, Christopher Lueck, Jane Manchon, William Mann, Tara Mazer, Alissa Mezzacappa, Raymond Mikulich, Caroline Mills, Gaelin Monkman-Kotz, Gina Morrow, Logan Nelson, Alan Neuhauser, Daniel Pearlman, Alicia Pender, Chesney Polis, Daniel Rajunov, Ruben Ramos, Susan Randolph, Ade Raphael, Kristin Regler, Shari Reiter, Lilly Richard, Carsten Rodin, Gabriela Rosales, Roger Rothenberg, Tzlil Rozenblat, Caroline Schenkman, Alessandra Schmidt, Eric Schwartau, Samantha Shin, Sean Shoemaker, Anna Slavin, Vincent Smith, Molly Soiffer, Logan Stagnitto, Seirra Starr, Leeyong Statwick, Harriet Strumolo, Goran Svorcan, Hillary Tandy, Heather Tannenbaum, Anna Tarshish, Nicholas Taylor, Kristen Tivey, Kristen Tonga, David Viste, Davis Wang, Sarah Warner, Joshua Weber, Jeffrey Werner, Amanda Wigen, Aubrey Wynn, Xiaoqiao Xing
April 10 - April 15
Opening reception, Friday April 10, 6-7pm
Students (28): Andrea Banks, Carola Beeney, William Castellucci, Sarah DeMello, Dylan Entelis, M. Espin, Miles Fineburg, Elizabeth Gardner, Mary Catherine Halfpenny, Dane Jensen, Bernard Langer, Camilla Kelsoe, Burcak Kilicoglu, Emily Kloppenburg, Carlos Masmela, Jacob Miller, Caroline Moseley, Leslie Paluch, Nora Parren, Ana Popkowski, Katherine Reynolds, Sebastian Rodriguez-Larrain, Caitlin Schattman, Luke Stern, Mary Tate, Emily Thompson, Nicola Turner, Allyson Won
Painting 1
April 16 - April 21
Opening reception: Thursday, April 16, from 6:30-7:30pm
Students (14): Annika Bastacky, Sadie Burzan, Hannah Charters, Michelle Donnelly, Daniel Files, Mary Flannery, Lauren Goldberg, Kimberly Lawes, Frances Morris, Jensen Smith, Taylor Stewart, Mary Tate, Charles Warren, William Webner
April 21 - April 27
Opening reception: Wednesday, April 21, from 5-6pm
Students (20): Anika Bastacky, Katie Becker, Alice Chang, Alex Fang, Marco Gorini, Marshall Hendrickson, Shaina Horowitz, Sacha Ingber, Sarah Leon, Ariel Kleinberg, Michelle Krasny, Rudy Martinez, Mackenzie Morris, Anna Raff, Maria Rubeneira, Kristina Schwarz, Nicholas Taupier, Sasha Tropp, Russell Webner, Alexandre Wong
Painting 2
April 27 - May 3
Opening reception: Monday, April 27, from 5-6pm
Students (9): Sarah Becker, Luis Diaz-Albertini, Mary Catherine Halfpenny, Shaina Horowitz, Willa Koerner, Golan Moskowitz, Sophia Muschel-Horton, Caitlin Rinn, Elizabeth Sjoblom (Independent study).
Sculpture 1, 2 and Animation
May 6 - May 24
Opening reception: Wednesday, May 6, from 5-6pm
Students (40): (Sculpture 1) Rhys Bambrick, Luis Diaz-Albertini, Allison Fisher, Devin Garvey, Willa Koerner, Kimberly Lawes, Christopher Manchester, Joseph Martinez, Deena McNeil, Frances Morris, Golan Moskowitz, Zachary Russo, Charles Warren, Tian An Wong; (Sculpture 2) Samuel Bloch, Madeleine Cichy, Dylan Entelis, Jessica Lentner, Alexandra Meade, Zoe Papademetriou; (Animation) Katherine Anderson, James Bacon, Nicholas Beshouri, Samuel Burnstein, Elena Damashek, Gabriela Dumitrescu, Lauren Dyson, Mary Catherine Halfpenny, Nathan Harper, Jessica Lentner, Deena McNeil,  Winston McNulty, Alexandra Meade, David Molofsky, Anca Sarb, Desislava Simeonova, Ashley Stanley, Goran Svorcan, Joshua Whitman
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—This April on Wednesday’s at noon, a musical interlude will be offered at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College. “Notes on Art: Noontime Concerts at the Art Center,” will feature works by Chausson, Gershwin, Dvorak, Mozart, Ravel, and Vaughn Williams and will be performed by students from Eduardo Navega’s chamber music course.
This series of programs is offered by the Art Center in collaboration with the Vassar Music Department. The Music Department’s chair, Kathryn Libin, and Eduardo Navega, were instrumental in arranging this series in coordination with Nicole Roylance, the Art Center’s Coordinator of Public Education and Information.
Navega noted that “These programs showcase Vassar’s chamber music program, which includes 12 chamber groups with 35 students participating. Of the 12, five groups are featured during these noon concerts.
Roylance stated the intent of the series is to “offer visitors a break from your workday, offering an interlude to stroll through the galleries while listening to a selection of chamber music.”
During April, visitors to the Art Center will be able to see recently reinstalled works from the permanent collection in the Twentieth Century Galleries, including Mark Rothko’s No. 1 (No. 18, 1948) and Jackson Pollock’s Number 10, 1950, upon their return from a ten month, five-museum tour of Japan. Also on view in the Prints and Drawings Gallery, through Sunday, April 26, is Faith and Fantasy in Outsider Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection. This exhibition, curated by Mary Kay Lombino, the Emily Hargroves Fisher '57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator, was termed a “marvelously endearing show” by New York Times art critic Benjamin Genocchio. 
On Wednesday, April 8, Gershwin’s “Lullaby for String Quartet,” will be performed by violinists Jessica Kaplan and Andrew Hoy, violist Serena Wong, and cellist David Wojciechovski. In addition, Dvorak’s “Terzetto for Two Violins and Viola” will be performed by violinists Emily Pantel and Sophie Blum, and violist Serena Wong.
The program on Wednesday, April 15, will feature Chausson’s Chanson Perpetuelle, with soprano Arielle Guterman, violinists Sebastian Weinberg and Brittany Kaplan, violist Mary E. Alexander, cellist Jacob S. John, pianist Jeremy Shiman.  Also, Sebastian Weinberg '09, violin. Violinist Laura Sousa, violist Emily Bookwalter, and pianist Peter Ludlow will perform a trio for violin, viola, and piano by Mozart.
On Wednesday, April 22, violinist Marisa Bettina, violist Serena Wong, cellist David Wojciechovski, bass violinist Derek Olson, and pianist Tiffany Shi, will perform a piano quintet by Vaughn Williams.
The spring 2009 “Notes on Art: Noontime Concerts at the Art Center” series will conclude on Wednesday, April 29, with Ravel’s String Quartet performed by violinist Sebastian Weinberg and Brittany Kaplan, violist Mary E. Alexander, and cellist Jacob St. John.
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center was founded in 1864 as the Vassar College Art Gallery. The current 36,400-square-foot facility, designed by Cesar Pelli and named in honor of the new building's primary donor, opened in 1993. The Lehman Loeb Art Center's collections chart the history of art from antiquity to the present and comprise almost 18,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and glass and ceramic wares. Notable holdings include the Warburg Collection of Old Master prints, an important group of Hudson River School paintings given by Matthew Vassar at the college's inception, and a wide range of works by major European and American 20th- century painters. Vassar was the first U.S. college founded with a permanent art collection and gallery, and at any given time, the Permanent Collection Galleries of the Art Center feature approximately 350 works from Vassar's extensive collections.
Admission to the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is free. The art center is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm; Thursday, 10:00 am–9:00 pm; and Sunday, 1:00–5:00 pm. Located at the entrance to the historic Vassar College campus, the Art Center can be reached within minutes from other Mid-Hudson cultural attractions, such as Dia:Beacon, the Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt national historic sites and homes, and the Vanderbilt mansion. The Art Center is wheelchair accessible. For more information, the public may call (845) 437-5632 or visit
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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, April 7, 2009