'Go Big!' exhibition of art students' large-scale works to open Dec. 6

SUNY Oswego graduate and advanced ceramics students will “Go Big!” starting with a free artists’ reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Oswego State Downtown.

Student Stephanie Arney works on ceramic sculptureThe “Go Big!” exhibition, featuring large works and installations by students of art department faculty member Roxanne Jackson, will run through Feb. 8 at the downtown gallery and branch of the College Store, corner of West First and Bridge streets in Oswego.

Students with work in the exhibition include Linda Paris, Stephanie Arney, Kathryn Alonso-Bergevin, Desirae Collins and “Lotus” Lu, according to Jackson.

“This project asked students to challenge themselves by creating an installation and/or large-scale sculpture,” Jackson said. “They were encouraged to think outside the box, take risks, try something new and incorporate mixed media.”

Students will be expected to install their own work for the exhibition. “In addition to thinking about form, students were required to consider the space surrounding their work and the presentation of their work,” Jackson said.

Oswego State Downtown is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The store and gallery will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

For more information about the exhibition, call SUNY Oswego’s art department at 312-2112.

PHOTO CAPTION: Thinking big—SUNY Oswego student Stephanie Arney works on a ceramic sculpture for “Go Big!”, an exhibition opening with a free public reception Friday, Dec. 6, at Oswego State Downtown. Arney and other graduate and advanced ceramics students of Roxanne Jackson will display installations or large sculptures through Feb. 8 at the downtown gallery and branch of the College Store, corner of West First and Bridge streets.

(Posted: Nov 20, 2013)

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