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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Faculty in the limelight

The Julian Akus Gallery
Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT. (860)465-4659
Building Consensus
organized by Elizabeth Peterson
Through October 9, 2008
Opening reception September 4, 5-7 pm
Catalogue available

Artists include Imna Arroyo, June Bisantz, Lula Mae Blocton, Sharon Butler, Terry Lennox, Andy Jones, Qimin Liu, Claudia Widdiss, Rebecca Moran Brine, Alexis Callender, Ted Efremoff, Brad Guarino, Patrick Hammie, Tom Hebert, Rolandas Kiaulevicius, Muriel Miller, Jay Nilsen, Afarin Rahmanifar, Jane Rainwater, and Beverly Roy.

The Julian Akus Gallery presents "Building Consensus," the biennial faculty exhibition at Eastern Connecticut State University. The opening reception is today, September 4, 5-7 pm. "To form, increase, found, construct or strengthen, to create and establish as firm--these are a few of the many definition of the verb 'building,' new Akus Gallery Director Elizabeth Peterson writes in the catalogue's introduction. "But what does it truly mean to build consensus? For a collection of art professors working with individual vision, the notion of “building consensus" may seem an improbable and even undesirable task. They may, and often do, differ greatly in opinion and in methodology, and they draw inspiration from a multitude of disparate sources. What then draws them together? If it is neither style nor movement, neither method nor media, then it is surely a fundamental commitment to the men and women who study in this institution of higher learning. They are building consensus in order to achieve a collective goal of excellence in the visual arts.” The show, as always, reflects the diverse interests of the faculty, and includes painting, printmaking, graphic design, illustration, animation, sculpture, and video.


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