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Allentown, PA (October 7, 2005) – Kutztown artist, James F. L. Carroll, will display a selection of his works in an upcoming gallery exhibit at Cedar Crest College. The exhibit opens on October 17, 2005 at the Tompkins Gallery in the Tompkins College Center with an artist talk at 3:00 p.m. A reception will follow the artist's presentation.

Carroll's show at Cedar Crest will feature a combination of new installations of three wall pages and new spheres using handmade paper, a built structure, the first since 1992, and new paintings on linen canvas. The artist describes his work as "proposals to be built that have a topographical quality to them like a blueprint."

In 2004, Carroll was the recipient of a one-year grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., which allowed him to acquire many of the materials that became the impetus for the works featured in this exhibit.

Carroll is extraordinarily active in the Lehigh Valley arts scene. As director and president of New Arts Program, Inc. since 1974, Carroll has been responsible for bringing key individuals in the literary, performing and visual arts to the Valley to present and discuss their work and talents with the public.

In addition, he has taught fine arts at Kutztown University, Muhlenberg College, Cedar Crest College, Alvernia College and LaGuardia Community College (Long Island, NY). He has exhibited extensively throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding states and is the recipient of numerous honors including Who's Who in American Art and Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century (first edition).

Born in Postville, Iowa, Carroll received his B.A. and M.A. in Fine Arts from Colorado State College and his M.F.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

The exhibit will run from October 17, 2005 through November 20, 2005 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 Vicki DaSilva, gallery coordinator, at 610-606-4666, ext. 3469.

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