For Immediate Release — Thursday, August 28, 2008

David Irwin
Media Relations Officer
(585) 245-5516

“Garden’s Light” by Artist Robert Heischman Scheduled for SUNY Geneseo’s Lockhart Gallery


Heischman’s “Pink Path”

GENESEO, N.Y. -- The State University of New York at Geneseo will feature the landscape works of artist Robert Heischman in the exhibition “Garden’s Light” Sept. 8 – Oct. 11 at the college’s Lockhart Gallery.  It is free and open to the public. 

Included in the exhibition is the 7th annual Lockhart Gala Sept. 13 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the gallery.  Tickets for the gala are $35 and are available by calling the Geneseo Foundation at 585-245-5519.  Heischman plans to attend the gala, for which the proceeds will support Lockhart Gallery programs and exhibitions.

Heischman, professor of art at the Rochester Institute of Technology, depicts formal gardens that highlight architectural design, light and shadow in both natural and geometric forms. 

“This artist has extraordinary color sensibility, particularly evident in the variety of greens in his paintings, and we are pleased to be displaying his work,” says Cynthia Hawkins, director of galleries at SUNY Geneseo.  “The exhibit also will include several paintings of the sandy California coast to provide contrast to the garden greenery.”

Hawkins says Heischman’s work captures what is seen with the natural eye and is engaging close up and from a distance.  He was a guest scholar at Shanghai University in 1991.

The Lockhart Gallery is at 26 Main St. in Geneseo.  Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.  For additional information on the exhibition, call 585-245-5779.