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Clarke Alumni Exhibit to Feature MFA Students and Graduates

posted on September 1, 2006

In September, Clarke’s Quigley Gallery 1550 will feature the art of four Clarke College alumni with varied artistic styles. The Clarke art department will host an Alumni Art Exhibit by these graduates who are working on or have recently received their master of fine arts degree.

The exhibit runs from Tuesday, Sept. 5, through Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Quigley Gallery 1550 on the Clarke campus. A reception for the exhibit will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, from 7-9 p.m. in the gallery. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Each of the alums in the exhibit graduated from Clarke’s studio art program. “Clarke’s studio art program has both breadth and depth – offering a variety of emphasis areas and an intense curriculum,” said Louise Kames, chair and professor of art. “With this background, these alums were prepared with the technical expertise and conceptual framework to be accepted and excel in graduate studies in art.” At Clarke, studio art students can choose from specializations in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics or sculpture. Bachelor of fine arts students take over 60 credits in art courses, giving them great depth of experience.

The exhibit will include art by Dan Bainbridge ’02, Joanna Griebel ’01, Jessie Rebik ’02, Scott Lammer ’02 and Lindsey Larsen ’04.

Bainbridge completed a master of arts degree from Eastern Illinois College in Charleston, Ill., and a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from Illinois State College in Normal, Ill. He is currently living in Brooklyn, NY.

Griebel is starting her second year of graduate studies at the College of Southern California where she is pursuing a master of fine arts degree in animation. Her current film work expands on themes of figurative performers, a subject she first explored as a painting student at Clarke.

Rebik is currently living in South Florida and is a graduate student and teaching assistant at Florida Atlantic College, where she will receive a master of fine arts in painting in May 2007. During her time in Florida, she has been involved in the Painter’s Forum, Women in the Visual Arts, Juried Student Exhibitions, Art Basel Miami, and the 2006 Women’s Studies Symposium. She has also worked for an artist in the area of murals and faux finishing.

Lammer is from the Dubuque area and earned his master of fine arts degree in ceramics degree from Florida Atlantic College in Boca Raton, Fla. In 2005. He teaches art at Prescott Elementary in Dubuque and is an adjunct art instructor at Clarke.

Larsen grew up in Northern Wisconsin is currently working on her master of fine arts degree in painting at Northern Illinois College in DeKalb, Ill.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.

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