'Generations' exhibition to feature many schools of work

gallery sceneThe work of art teachers, teachers in training and students from kindergarten through high school comes together for “Generations: Highlighting the MAT-Art Program” at SUNY Oswego’s Tyler Art Gallery.

Running through May 18, “Generations” takes an innovative approach by joining the works of students and educators to highlight SUNY Oswego’s master of arts in teaching degree program, which prepares K-12 teachers. The selective MAT program requires entrants to have a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and uses an artist-teacher model, said program coordinator Jacquelyn Kibbey, an associate professor of curriculum and instruction.

“It will be an overview of artistic abilities at all age and experience levels,” Kibbey said. “We’ve never had a show like this before and are looking forward to sharing the wonderful talents involved with the college and area communities.”

By including artwork by current SUNY Oswego student teachers, their cooperating teachers and students they are teaching, the goal is to create a cross-section of generations and styles of artistic media, Kibbey said.

“Each student teacher was allowed to select one piece of student work to enter in the exhibit,” she explained. “And each student teacher and cooperating teacher were invited to enter one piece of art.”

“Generations” is one of two exhibitions in Tyler Art Gallery, along with the spring semester’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition.

Exhibitions and programs presented by Tyler Art Gallery are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. weekends.

Visitors with disabilities who need assistance to attend Tyler Art Gallery events may call the gallery office in advance at 312-2113.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Generating interest—The exhibition “Generations: Highlighting the MAT-Art Program”—featuring the work of art teachers, teachers in training and students from kindergarten through high school—will be on view through Friday, May 18, at Tyler Art Gallery. Here junior broadcasting major Claire Lindsay (left) and Alexandra Bartels, a junior studio art and psychology major, look at a large ceramic and enamel mixed-media piece by Andrea Verescak titled “Continuity” at the exhibition’s May 4 opening.

(Posted: Apr 20, 2007)