Alumni Artists Showcase Their Work on Campus

Kiss the Water by Katie Mertz
Many former students of the Department of Art are prolific in maintaining an active pursuit of the visual arts in their lives. The department is honored to present a sampling of works by alumni who have developed an extensive record of artistic activity over several years.

The Department of Art Alumni Exhibition will be on display at the Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery at SUNY Brockport from September 9 through October 10, 2021, with an opening reception scheduled for September 9 from 4 – 6 pm. The gallery is located at 180 Holley Street, Brockport, and the exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours for this exhibition are Monday – Friday: 10 – 5 pm, and Sunday: 1 – 4 pm.

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The artists whose works will be the focus of the show are Heather Brand, Patricia Curry, Eun Young Lee, and Katie Mertz. About her art, Curry says that her “visual interests reflect my life experiences with nursing, cancer, my family, being a woman and a Native American. My conceptual development explores mortality, aging, parenting, comfort, dreams, metaphysical and spiritual concepts. I’m interested in the human connection.” Mertz’s take on her work is perhaps a little less cerebral. She enjoys “making fun, whimsical, and energetic abstracts that explore color and mark combinations. Collectors have said my work is a feast for the eyes.”

Stop by the Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery to experience this moveable feast.

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Posted: August 25, 2021