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NewsPress Release -Marlboro Arts Faculty Present Group Exhibit

MARLBORO, VT - Four Marlboro College visual arts faculty are showing work in a group exhibit April 2 through April 27, in the Drury Gallery. Ceramics professor Michael Boylen, sculpture professor Timothy Segar, photography professor John Willis, and painting professor Cathy Osman are showing recent work. Gallery hours are Sunday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. There will be a reception for the artists 4-6 p.m., Thursday, April 5.

Boylen’s works include plates, tiles, and oval ceramic forms. His works have been shown in numerous galleries and exhibitions, including The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, The Toledo Art Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution. Boylen is a contributing editor for The Studio Potter magazine and has published articles and reviews in Craft Horizons, American Craft and Ceramics Monthly, among others.

Segar, who will be showing recent paintings and sculpture, has always maintained that there’s far more to sculpture than knowing how to wield a chisel or welding torch. "Even though sculpture is a technical medium, so much can be taught with humble materials and simple techniques, using cardboard, clay, plaster, and wood," he says. Segar has also taught at Amherst College, and has exhibited his work throughout the Northeast and in California.

Willis' work will be drawn from his recent show "Recycled Realities." His photographs, made at a plant in western Massachusetts, show bales of paper to be recycled. Willis’ work has been widely exhibited, and is in the permanent collection at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. "The discipline of fine art photography requires a fine blend of technical and expressive concerns," he says. "I am constantly seeking new ways to execute this blend."

Osman continues to focus on the landscape, but her materials and method of working have changed from "paint on canvas toward a more constructed landscape, one which is collaged together from fragments and shifting points of view." Her recent work uses various types of paper, wallpaper paste, plastic, joint compound, and paint. "I am interested in how our view can change, as we gaze upon the littered forest floor or shift our eyes through the screen of a window."

This exhibit is free and open to the public, and the Drury Gallery is fully accessible. For more information, please call (802) 257-4333, or check out Marlboro online at www.marlboro.edu.

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