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Holly Trostle Brigham, MA ’94, presented Reflected Personae, a solo exhibition of 20 portraits and nudes, from May to June at the Ahlum Gallery in Easton, Pa. With paintings rich in color, symbolism, and historical references, Brigham draws from the inspiration evoked by influential women artists to “recreate a lost painting from an artist’s career.” She was a speaker at the national meeting of the College Art Association in Atlanta. Her paper “Maestro as Martyr: Reinventing Symbolic Portraiture” was presented in a session on portrait commissions and contemporary art. Brigham is married to David R. Brigham, executive director of the Allentown Art Museum, and has a 3-year-old son, Noble.

“Wells Homestead,” Robbi Goldberg

Two paintings by Josephine Haden, MA ’72, were selected by Jonathan Binstock, contemporary curator of the Corcoran Museum, for Strictly Painting, a mid-Atlantic exhibition at the McLean Project for the Arts in Virginia. She also showed work this summer at the Arlington Arts Center in Virginia and the Virginia Miller Galleries and Longstreth Goldberg PLG Art in Florida.

At the Castello di Borghese Vineyards and Wineryin Cutchogue, Long Island, N.Y., 10 paintings by Robbi Goldberg, BA ’76, MBA ’80, were displayed in August. The works, part of her series of east-end farmstands, will be showcased through October. The artist says the paintings are a continuation of her desire to capture rapidly vanishing ways of life. From 1983 to 1996, while living on the Greek island of Ios, Goldberg captured the area’s beautiful yet changing traditional lifestyle—since her return to the United States, she has painted 90 water colors of her journey across the country with her dog, Maya. She has painted the New York Mets in a subway series in 2000; in 2002, she created a triptych of Main Street, East Moriches, N.Y., that hangs on the north fork bank of East Moriches.

Rasmussen (center) received many visitors at her exhibit at the Embassy of Guyana, including with Washington broadcast journalist Maureen Bunyan (right).

The Organization of American States in Washington showcased works by Patsy-Ann Rasmussen, MFA ’02, in May. The exhibition was organized by the Embassy of Guyana; titled “Art: The Fabric of Life,” the event celebrated 39 years of Guyana’s independence. Rasmussen was born in Georgetown, Guyana. Her work incorporates an array of color, form, media, and texture. “I like creating designs using nature as my guide,” she says. Rasmussen is the registrar for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Sherry Zvares Sanabria, BA ’59, is showing her latest exhibition and series of paintings at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Md., from Sept. 9 through Nov. 6. Slave Quarters and Other African American Sites, images of interiors and facades of old buildings, made up the theme of the paintings. Sanabria seeks to “remember and honor those who lived, worked, and gathered together in these buildings.” She resides in Leesburg, Va.

“Ossabow Slave Quarter #1,” Sherry Zvares Sanabria