Tuesday, September 15, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Feick Arts Center to Feature Art Faculty

POULTNEY, VT - Faculty members in the Green Mountain College art program kick off the academic year with a show at the Feick Fine Arts Center. Exhibitors include Jennifer Baker, Karen Swyler, Jonathan Taylor, Richard Weinstein and Dick Weis.

The faculty exhibit opens September 7. An artist reception will be heldat the Feick on September 10 from 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Prof. Jennifer Baker (arts & sciences) holds a master's of arts degree in medical and biological illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a bachelor of arts degree in graphic design from San Jose State University. She recently returned from a sabbatical focused in part on developing a partnership between GMC and the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland.

Prof. Karen Swyler (art) regularly exhibits her ceramic work across the country. Her pieces have been featured in recent shows including

"Functional Art," a three-person show at Celadon Gallery in Water Mill, N.Y. and a two person show: "Pat Swyler & Karen Swyler: Mother/Daughter" at m.t. Burton Gallery in Surf City, N.J.

Adjunct professor of photography Jonathan Taylor holds a BA from

Marlboro College, and has completed graduate work at institutions

including the University of Vermont and Columbia College of Art.

Prof. Richard Weinstein (fine art) maintains his work with the Cove

Gallery in Wellfleet, Mass. and the John Rugg Gallery on Nantucket. He holds a MFA in painting from the University of Florida.

Prof. Dick Weis (fine art) was recently accepted as a Fulbright Senior

Specialist in Art and will be on the Fulbright Specialist roster for the

next five years. He runs Otherweis Limited with his wife, Nancy Weis, as an umbrella for their studio work in painting, drawing, printmaking, fibers, handmade paper and installation and for their work as artist-educators.

The faculty exhibit will be on display through October 2. The Feick Fine Arts Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. There is no admission charge.