Contact: Michael Traupman, Executive Director for College Relations, 610-740-3790


Allentown, PA (October 28, 2008) – Robin Strangfeld, a ceramic sculptor and assistant professor of art in ceramics at Southern Oregon University will display a selection of her works in a solo exhibition, “New Work“, in the Tompkins Gallery at Cedar Crest College. The exhibit opens on November 3, 2008 with an artist talk and reception on November 6 beginning at 5:15 p.m. The show runs through December 7, 2008.

Robin Strangfeld

Robin Strangfeld began studying ceramic sculpture at New York State College of Ceramics – Alfred University where she graduated in 1999 with a BFA in Ceramic Sculpture. In 2004 Robin returned to school at the Rhode Island School of Design and obtained her MFA with a concentration in Ceramic Sculpture. In 2006, Robin began teaching at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. Her work has been featured in solo shows in Ashland, OR as well as Asheville, NC as well as in countless group shows across the U.S. and around the world.

The Cedar Crest College exhibition features newer work by the artist that was inspired by a winter spent in snow-covered Maine.

“I think of Maine as white. White houses in white snow and white roads, white sky, even the ocean seemed white,” writes Strangfeld in her artist statement. “I found a pink house in the middle of the whiteness and immediately found an infinite amount of love for it. A pink house was an island of difference in a sea of same.”

The College’s exhibition of Strangfeld’s work will run from November 3, 2008 through December 7, 2008 and is free and open to the public. 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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