Distributed March 7, 2002
For Immediate Release

News Service Contact: Mary Jo Curtis

March 16 through March 31

Bell Gallery and Department of Visual Art host student exhibition

The David Winton Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art will present the 22nd annual Student Exhibition from March 16 to March 31, 2002, in the List Art Center. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, at 6 p.m.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — This year’s best student art work will be on exhibition in the David Winton Bell Gallery March 16 through March 31, 2002.

The 22nd annual Student Exhibition will be presented by the Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, at 6 p.m. in the Bell Gallery at the List Art Center. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.

The juried show is open to all Brown students. Past exhibitions have included works in a wide range of media, from painting to printmaking to video installations. Each student is allowed to submit two works by March 12 for evaluation by the judges. Within 24 hours, the judges will select the works that will be exhibited, and the show will be ready for the public on March 16.

“The exhibition provides the public with an opportunity to explore the formal and conceptual concerns that engage the student artists at Brown,” said Vesela Sretenovic, curator at the Bell Gallery.

This year’s jurors are Laurie Riccadonna and Julian LaVerdiere. Riccadonna, who lives and works in Jersey City, N.J., received her M.F.A. from Yale University and has taught painting at Pennsylvania State University and Brown. She currently teaches at several colleges in New Jersey and was recently awarded a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in painting and two Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation fellowships. She has exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions in New York, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

LaVerdiere is a sculptor living and working in New York City. He also received an M.F.A. from Yale University. His elaborate projects explore the intersection of architecture, sculpture and design, as well as history, commerce and science. They include Memorial for the Dawn of the Communication Age, a glass-encased shipwreck that commemorates the failed attempt to lay telegraph cable beneath the Atlantic, and the recent Towers of Light, a temporary monument made of light that was inspired by the attacks on the World Trade Center. LaVerdiere’s work has been shown at Exit Art and Matthew Marks Gallery in New York, at Switzerland’s Geneva Biennial and at Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Bell Gallery is located on the first floor of the List Art Center at 64 College St. It is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (401) 863-2932.