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GALLERY EXHIBIT: JOHN GRECO: "FORCES IN NATURE"

Allentown, PA (January 5, 2006) – John Greco will display a selection of his prints in “Forces in Nature,” a new exhibition at Cedar Crest College. The exhibit will be on display in the Tompkins Gallery, located in the Tompkins College Center, and will open on January 30, 2006 with an artist talk and reception from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

John Greco began his art training in the early 1970’s. He studied printmaking under the tutelage of Glen Brunken, Will Petersen, and Dan Rohn. Greco graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art from Slippery Rock University, and received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Printmaking at Kent State University. He has taught courses in Art and Photography at the American Intercontinental University, Kent State University, Slippery Rock University, and currently teaches Printmaking and Drawing classes at Santa Monica College and University of Southern California.

In addition to operating a press, a gallery, and teaching, Greco's foremost passion is making art. He has exhibited extensively at home and abroad, as well as being represented in many public and private collections. Synthesizing the use of drawing, painting, printmaking, and photography into his world of expression, he continues the commitment to experiment with new techniques and ideas.

“The general theme of my art evolves around a strong romantic sense that life is art and art is life, that art does not reproduce what you see but teaches seeing and feeling," says Greco. "I have chosen to center my work around the human figure because the figure, as an image, can function as a symbol and expression of any combination of emotional, psychological, physical, intellectual and spiritual aspects of the human condition. Meaning grows out of the way that experiences evolve through time."

The exhibit will run from January 30, 2006 through February 26, 2006 and is free and open to the public. The gallery is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Vicki DaSilva, gallery coordinator, at 610-606-4666, ext. 3469.

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