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Artists' Corner

“Treasure Chest”, collage on paper, 15” x 11”, Anne J. Banks

Anne J. Banks, MFA ’68, showcased an exhibition of collages titled “small scale-Large Scale” at Gallery 10, Ltd. in Washington, D.C., in June. In her work, Banks illustrates how small things, when enlarged in scale through the imagination, can be seen in a new spatial context.

The paintings of Josephine Haden, MA ’72, were shown from June to September in a solo exhibition titled “Stranger Than Paradise” at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va.

Michelle Delaney, MA ’91, and Paul Gardullo, MPhil ’02, PhD ’06, are the curators of the exhibition “The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise” at the National Museum of American History. Delaney is an associate curator of the Photographic History Collection at the National Museum of American History, and Gardullo is a curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The exhibition is on view through Nov. 15, 2009.

The selected work of Miriam Morsel Nathan, BA ’69, MA ’71, was included in the juried 32nd Small Works Exhibition at New York University from February to March 2009. Selected images by the artist were also published in Hotel Amerika, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Spring 2009). Nathan received a fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas has added film footage of President John F. Kennedy by Adam Peiperl, BS ’57, to its permanent collection.

Virginia B. Rogers, BA ’72, MFA ’74, held a reception in honor of her recent work, “Reimagining Pandora.” Rogers’ work was featured at the Gallery Upstairs in Fairfield, Conn., from March to May 2009.

The exhibition “The Fish Experience” by Carole Shoemaker Swartz, MFA ’75, was at the Water Lily Gallery in Summerton, S.C., in August and September. Her work consists of a series of drawings and paintings that start with a realistic approach to the fish and transform into an expression of ongoing change with air, movement, light, and energy.

“The Fish Ballet”, ink and watercolor,
12” x 9”, Carole Shoemaker Swartz

“Sandcastles”, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 60”, Josephine Haden