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Oct. 2, 2002
CONTACT: Mindy Ostrow, 312-2112
OSWEGO -- SUNY Oswego art department faculty will present new work when "My Mother's Name Is Anna, Her Maiden Name Was Lanzo" and the Art Department Faculty Exhibition open with a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at Tyler Art Gallery.
"My Mother's Name Is Anna, Her Maiden Name Was Lanzo" features recent work completed by faculty member Cynthia Clabough while on sabbatical. The exhibition celebrates the strength and resolve of her mother's life through a mixture of photographic imagery and mixed-media painting. It offers, Clabough said, an opportunity to examine the documentation of time and events within the nuclear and extended family.
"The primary goal of the art work has been to place my mother Anna Lanzo Clabough Carlone's life in context," Clabough said. "Spanning from the late 1930s to contemporary times, the exhibition and imagery archives used in its creation offer the opportunity to watch a 20th-century immigrant family's enculturation."
Clabough has taught in SUNY Oswego's graphic design program since 1994. Her educational experiences include teaching at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where she received a master of fine arts degree in drawing and painting, and at Sinclair Community College and Lake Erie College, both in Ohio.
She is graphic designer and scenic artist for the internationally known Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. From positions of freelance consultant, desktop-publishing technician and medical illustrator, Clabough has brought her passion for the field of graphic arts to several levels.
The associate professor also has been active in securing funds to increase the use of the computer facility for the art department's graphic design studio and the campus' Center for Communication and Information Technologies. Clabough's work has been presented in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States.
The Art Department Faculty Exhibition will include work by well-known members of the department as well as recently hired faculty. Their most recent work encompasses painting, drawing, computer-generated graphics, mixed media, sculpture, photography, ceramics and prints.
"Always an eclectic gathering of art, this exhibition is one of the most popular events of the season," said Mindy Ostrow, assistant director of Tyler Art Gallery. Both exhibitions will run through Nov. 2.
Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Tyler Hall is handicapped accessible and all gallery programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call Tyler Art Gallery at 312-2113.
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