For Immediate Release
Contact: David Jwanier, media relations associate, 610-740-3790

Cedar Crest College Senior Art Exhibition April 26 through May 15

Allentown, PA (April 20, 2011) – Cedar Crest College senior art students will demonstrate the integration of art with other areas of study at an exhibition titled, Five in Four, on display from April 26 through May 15 with an opening reception and talk on April 29 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Harmon Hall of Peace located on Cedar Crest’s campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The event highlights the artwork of five seniors who utilize their studies in multiple majors to influence and enhance their artwork. Majoring in art, they are also pursuing degrees in other fields including business, communication, studio and performing arts. The exhibition will not only feature their art pieces, but a series of interviews that they have compiled onto a video that will play in the gallery.

“It seems that each year the quality of art work and student improves at Cedar Crest and this year is no exception,” said Brian Wiggins, Cedar Crest’s gallery coordinator. “The ideas generated by this group of students in relation to their chosen media are in-depth and quite solid. I am proud to stand beside them as they step out into the world from here.”

Sarah Binder specializes in metalsmithing integrated with business. Her art focuses on using forms and colors of metal to build a diverse collection of jewelry. Her use of man-made objects to depict nature, like flowers and vines, demonstrates the dichotomy of nature in an ever-increasing world of modern technology.

Gabrielle Buzgo combines her study of art and communication, focusing on humanity’s attempt to mimic nature through unnatural objects. Expressing her artwork through papermaking, Buzgo likes to incorporate spirals into much of her artwork, noting its natural existence on snail shells, sunflowers and other objects. Her interest lays in this innate tendency for humans to recreate things that already exist in nature.

Erica Hawkey integrates communications, psychology and art to portray the human experience through her use of acrylics and spray paint. Heavily influence by Surrealism, Hawkey strives to give audiences a different perspective on an array of human emotions and experiences such as gravity and death.

Lindsey Wagner, a studio art major, explores the question of inherent good vs. inherent evil through books and paintings. She uses images of war to explore this question, focusing the viewer on the action occurring within the artwork over, simply, the images.

Jillian Webberson combines art and performing arts to create prints that express a clear theme of dance. She takes the concept of rotation, translation and reflection to illustrate dance in many different forms. Her black and white photographs show images of dance where, she said, she adds an element of geometry, using given motion and rhythmic pattern, with symmetry.

For more information call Brian Wiggins at 610-606-4666, ext. 3469

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