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Allentown, PA (November 1, 2006) – Instructors from the Cedar Crest College Art Department will exhibit a variety of artistic styles for the Tompkins Gallery's next featured show.  The Faculty Art Show will open on November 20, 2006 with a reception at 4:00 p.m. and will continue through January 7, 2007.

"Each semester, the art faculty help the students develop their own artistic style and skill.  This show will give the students and the public a chance to view the artist within each instructor, and the instructors have the opportunity to exhibit recent work," says Brian Wiggins, gallery coordinator and part-time faculty at Cedar Crest College.

The Faculty Art Show will include pieces by:

Pat Badt, professor and chair of the art department – Badt, who teaches painting and printmaking, will show a painting with sound installation that she created in conjunction with her husband, Scott Sherk, chair of art at Muhlenberg College.

Chimae Cupschalk, instructor – Cupschalk, a 2004 graduate of Cedar Crest, is primarily a book artist but will join the faculty in 2007 to teach sculpture.

Carol Heft, instructor – Heft, who teaches art history, will showcase a series of landscape drawings done in the summer of 2006 from her backyard in Bethlehem.

Jill Odegaard, associate professor – Odegaard's work explores the tactile and ambient nature of design through the use of fabric, handmade paper, and other mixed media.  For this show, Odegaard, who teaches art history and sculpture, will exhibit a large drawing based on grid structures.

Nelson Maniscalco, professor – At Cedar Crest, Maniscalco teaches metalsmithing and figure drawing.  He will contribute one of his dinosaur sculptures to this exhibit.

Kim Sloane, assistant professor – Sloane, who teaches art history and painting, will display a painting.  In addition to his work at Cedar Crest, Sloane also teaches foundation drawing at Pratt Institute in New York City.

Brian Wiggins, gallery coordinator and instructor – Wiggins will be showing a sculpture based on one of his paintings.  At Cedar Crest, he teaches principles of visual organization.  He has shown paintings and prints throughout the United States, Australia and Germany.

The Tompkins Gallery is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  For more information, please contact Brian Wiggins, gallery coordinator, at 610-606-4666, ext. 3469.



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