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Silverpoint exhibit at Connecticut College Nov. 4 - Dec. 10

10/19/2009

NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Connecticut College Art Department is proud to present "Re-inventing Silverpoint, An Ancient technique for the 21st Century" in the galleries at the Cummings Arts Center. The exhibit will feature silverpoint works by a number of prominent artists from Nov. 4 - Dec. 10.

Silverpoint, a traditional drawing technique, is experiencing a resurgence of interest even at a time when most artists are using new and rapidly changing digital tools and technology instead of using old-fashioned techniques.

"Silverpoint remains a venerable instrument of intimate communication for artists today, and provides a welcome distraction from the dizzying pace of our techno-centric world," co-curator Margaret Matthews-Berenson said.

This medium's allure and versatility has attracted several prominent followers, such as contemporary artists Marietta Hoferer, Cynthia Lin, Natalie Loveless, Carol Prusa and Susan Schwalb, whose works will be featured in the exhibition.

On Nov. 11 at 4:15 p.m., co-curators Matthews-Berenson and Susan Schwalb will give a lecture to help launch the exhibition. Matthews-Berenson is a New York-based independent curator, lecturer and art advisor, and Schwalb is a New York-based artist who has worked almost exclusively in silverpoint since 1975. There will be a reception immediately following the lecture.

The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

About Connecticut College

Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college´s 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning.

For more information, visit www.conncoll.edu.

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Deborah MacDonnell (860) 439-2504, dmacdonn@conncoll.edu



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