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New Artists Participate in 22nd Annual Immaculata Art Show

The 22nd Annual Immaculata University Art Show boasts 36 new artists who bring a wide array of media techniques to the show. Among the new artists are:

Jupi T. Das, originally from India (currently living in Harrisburg) works in Papercutting. She adds her unique vision to the world of Scherenschnitte by melding elements of its tradition with glimpses of that far off land where she was raised. Jupi belongs to both the Guild of American Papercutters (GAP) and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (PGC). All the artist´s Scherenschnitte designs are cut from black Origami paper, silhouette paper and Chinese Rice paper. All of her works are mounted on 100% rag archival boards. Some of her recent works are hand painted and are mounted on glass to give a 3D effect.

Alison C. Kipp of The Netherlands works in Oil. She graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York City with a degree in Fine Arts. Her expressive paintings, inspired by an adventuresome spirit, keen observation, and emotive intuition, capture her temporal moments. Working from her home in The Netherlands, Alison is presently collaborating with international artists to produce a children´s book and continues to exhibit her paintings in the United States and Europe.

Rosemary Apple Blossom Lonewolf of Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, works in Ceramic. Rosemary is an award winning American Indian artist whose native clay pots blend traditional techniques with personal iconography and contemporary designs. Her works are in the collections of the Smithsonian, Heard Museum and the Museum of Indian and Culture. She has exhibited internationally in the UK as well as China. While Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University (spring 2004), Rosemary taught both an Indigenous Clay course and a Public Art workshop. Recent works include monotypes, architectural tiles, and large-scale ceramic murals. She designed the “Basket Bridge” to be constructed in Tucson, Arizona, in 2005.

Mitch Lyons of New London, PA, works with Clay Monotypes. He earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Graphics from the University of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramics from Tyler School of Art. His clay monoprints can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Woodmere Museum, American University, and the University of Delaware. Mitch has had exhibitions of his work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Noyes Museum; Kalmar Lans Museum, Kalmar, Sweden; and the Vonderau Museum, Fulda, Germany. In 1990, he received a Pennsylvania Council of the Fine Arts Visual Arts Grant. Mitch has taught at West Chester University, Moore College of Art, Glassboro State College, Alfred University, and the University of Delaware. In the past ten years he has led over 100 workshops.

Colleen Patell of Stanford, CA, is a mixed media figurative artist, incorporating her love of quilting, bold colors, textures, and printing in non-traditional sculpture. She studied art and design at the University of Chicago and Stanford University. She is active in two California fiber groups, The Flying Phoebes and Gals & Dolls. Colleen´s work has appeared in such publications as Art Doll Quarterly, The Cloth Doll, Doll Crafter, Soft Dolls and Animals, and Finishing the Figure. She has won awards in The Manteca and The Antelope Valley cloth doll shows, and in The Hoffman Challenge. By invitation, Colleen´s work traveled to the Twisted Thread Show in England and to the "In Celebration of the Doll" exhibit at the Houston Quilt Festival.

Jason Ryner of Landisville, PA, works in glassblowing. He began his career as a lamp worker by taking an apprenticeship in 1994. Currently, he is utilizing his skill as well as the new colors in creating goblets. In making goblets and vessels, his acute attention to detail and focus on symmetry exemplifies his revolutionary designs. His one-of-a-kind vessels, marbles, and goblets are highly recognized in his hometown area of Lancaster, PA. Numerous private collections boast Jason´s art, and he has been featured in newspaper articles and television programs.

Michie Taylor of Berwyn, PA, works with Synthetic Clay to create sculptured flowers. Michie first began translating her passion for flowers into art by earning a teaching certificate from the Seigetsu Ikebana School in Japan. Later, working with synthetic clay, she developed her distinctive style of beautiful floral 3D wall hangings and jewelry. She is a Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen juried member. Her work is found in galleries and fine craft stores both locally and throughout the Northeast.

Many of these new artists and others artists will be available at the Opening Preview Reception which is held on Saturday, February 5, 2005, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The show runs from Sunday, February 6 through Sunday, February 13, and is open daily from Noon to 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays from Noon to 5:00 p.m. in Alumnae Hall Theater. For more information on the Immaculata University Art Show or to register for
the Preview Reception, contact 610-647-4400, ext. 3126 or email
dmiller@immaculata.edu. Additional information may be found at www.immaculataartshow.com.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

z:word:release: New Artists and Media for Art Show #61
12.23.2004