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Distributed March 10, 2006
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March 18 to April 2, 2006
David Winton Bell Gallery to Host 26th Annual Student Exhibition

This year’s best student artwork will be shown in the 26th annual Student Exhibition at the David Winton Bell Gallery from Saturday, March 18, through Sunday, April 2, 2006. An opening reception for the artists will be held Saturday, March 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. —The David Winton Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art at Brown University will present this year’s best student artwork in 2006 Student Exhibition, Saturday, March 18, through Sunday, April 2, 2006. The exhibit is free and open to the public, as is an opening reception for the student artists on Saturday, March 18, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Blue Patchwork

Laini Nemett, Blue Patchwork (2006)
Oil on linen
Photo courtesy of Bell Gallery

The 26th annual juried exhibition is open to all Brown students. Past exhibitions have included works in a wide range of media, from painting and sculpture to printmaking and video installations. Each student is allowed to submit two works for evaluation by the judges.

“The exhibition provides students with the valuable experience of showing their work within a professional setting,” said Jo-Ann Conklin, director of the David Winton Bell Gallery. “At the same time, it provides the Brown and Providence communities an opportunity to view works by talented young artists.”

The jurors for this year’s show are Maureen O’Brien, curator of painting and sculpture, RISD Museum, and Ron L. Hutt, assistant professor of art, Department of Art and Art History, University of Rhode Island.

Editors: Photographs of works from the exhibition will be available through the Office of Media Relations on Wednesday, March 15.

Maureen O’Brien has been curator of painting and sculpture at RISD Museum since 1997. She recently organized Edgar Degas: Six Friends at Dieppe, an exhibition that focused on a rarely exhibited male portrait by Degas in the RISD collection. She pursued doctoral studies at Brown University prior to beginning her curatorial career, which took her from the Montclair (N.J.) Art Museum to the Parrish Art Museum (Southampton, N.Y.) before her return to Providence as RISD’s curator of prints, drawings, and photographs in 1988. Since 1997, she has also served on the summer faculty of the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art.


Janelle Sing, Wilderness (2006)
Oil on canvas
Photo courtesy of Bell Gallery

Ron Hutt holds an M.F.A. in art and technology from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has taught at The School of the Art Institute and Columbia College in Chicago, as well as at University of Maine–Farmington and Bowling Green State University in Ohio. At URI, Hutt has developed a series of courses in the areas of digital art and design, and is a founding member (with Jean-Yves Hervé) of The 3-D Group for Interactive Visualization, a cross-disciplinary curriculum that focuses on three-dimensional modeling, animation and interactivity for scientific visualization. Hutt’s interactive work Cultural Anomalies 1.0 was included in the 2003 Ars Electronica CyberArts Festival in Linz, Austria.

The Bell Gallery is located on the first floor of the List Art Center, 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.


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