Alumni art exhibit Sept. 3 - Oct. 9 in Schmucker Art Gallery

An exhibition of recent artwork by alumnae Kerri Rosenstein, a member of the Class of 1998 who majored in psychology, and Torrey Stifel Kist, a member of the Class of 2000 who majored in art, will run Sept. 3 to Oct. 9 at Gettysburg College's Schmucker Art Gallery.

Since graduating from Gettysburg, Rosenstein and Kist successfully completed graduate programs, continued to produce and exhibit artwork, and obtained positions as art educators. In addition to similar professional paths, the two artists are each exploring how themes of nature, biology, and chance are achieved through abstract forms and meditative installations.

A gallery talk will take place Sept. 3 at noon and an opening reception will take place Sept. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission to both events is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rosenstein's work often pertains to themes of impermanence, presence, and the cyclic nature of things, usually in the form of drawing, sculpture, installation, and large collaborative efforts. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at the Missoula Art Museum and The Brink Gallery in Missoula, Montana, and group shows at the Holter Art Museum in Helena, Montana; and Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico; as well as public installations in Miami, Houston, Kona, and Amsterdam. Rosenstein has curated art spaces since 2000 and maintains various roles as an arts educator and facilitator for both academic and alternative programs.

Kist art imageKist's recent paintings explore the nuanced tension between a notion of control and a sense of unrestraint through abstract and ambiguous forms. A variety of social, cultural, popular, and medical references are used in her works to define her beliefs and disbeliefs. Kist received her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Currently, she is a painter and arts educator at the Telfair Museum of Arts Jepson Center, a contemporary non-profit art museum in Savannah, Georgia. She has developed several education programs for the community, including adult art classes, summer camps, gallery tours, art making classes, and a variety of visiting artist workshops.

More information is available at www.gettysburg.edu/gallery or by emailing gallery@gettysburg.edu or calling 717-337-6080.

Contact: Kendra Martin, director of media relations & news content

9/1/2010

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Wed, 1 Sep 2010


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