For Immediate Release — September 7, 2004

Contact:

Mary E. McCrank

Media Relations Officer

(585) 245-5516

mccrank@geneseo.edu

SUNY GENESEO GALLERIES ANNOUNCE

FALL ART EXHIBITIONS

GENESEO, N.Y. — The State University of New York at Geneseo art galleries have announced their fall exhibition and special event schedules.

The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery will open its 2004-05 schedule with an exhibit of work by Geneseo faculty. The exhibit’s opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 at the gallery, located in Brodie Hall. The exhibit runs through Oct. 8.

An exhibit featuring fabric artist Mary Ann Scarborough of Rochester and cibachrome photographer Mark Abrahamson of Seattle will run Oct. 25 through Dec. 5.

The gallery is open from 2-4:30 p.m. every day with extended hours from 12-8 p.m. on Thursdays. The exhibits are free and open to the public.

The Lockhart Gallery at McClellan House, 26 Main St., will open its 2004-05 schedule with an exhibition of portraits of prominent residents of the Genesee Valley.

"Facing History: Portraits from Genesee Valley Collections" will run from Sept. 12 through Oct. 3. This special exhibition presents some of the most stunning examples of portraiture from the area’s most distinguished private collections. In addition to a history of regional portraiture, the show can also be seen as a "portrait" of the Genesee Valley’s rich history, with particular emphasis on the legacy of the Wadsworth family. The gallery is open from 2-5 p.m. every day with extended hours from 12-8 p.m. on Thursdays. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call the SUNY Geneseo art department at (585) 245-5814.

"Embracing Eatonville" will run from Oct. 27-Dec. 10. This exhibition is being organized by internationally renowned photographer Carrie Mae Weems and features her work, as well as that of acclaimed photographers Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham and Deborah Willis. The show is conceived of as a photographic survey of the people and history of Eatonville, Fla., the nation’s first incorporated African-American town and the home of celebrated Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston. The four photographers respond to the town and its residents in diverse ways, ranging from Bey’s straightforward, almost anthropological portraits to Weems’s more poetic, evocatively personal meditations. The gallery’s hours are 2-5 p.m. every day with extended hours from 12-8 p.m. on Thursdays. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery will be closed Nov. 24-28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. For more information, call the SUNY Geneseo art department at (585) 245-5814.

As part of SUNY Geneseo’s Cultural Harmony Week, the Lockhart Gallery will hold an opening reception and book signing by Carrie Mae Weems from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the gallery. Following the opening, Weems will deliver a lecture about the exhibit and Hurston at 6 p.m. in Room 204 Newton Hall.

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