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Emerging artists display work in fine arts graduate show


BROCKVILLE – St. Lawrence College Creative & Visual Arts – Fine Arts 2013 graduates are pleased to present Strange Beings, an exhibit of their artwork at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery on the Brockville campus from April 12-25, 2013.  The opening reception will take place on Saturday, April 13 from 1-3pm.


This unique show will exhibit the art of seven female artists: Chris Chrysler, Brittney Derbyshire, Tasha Hamelin, Paige Lee, Dee Moore, Kayla Rawlins and Shawna Stevens.  Working in a wide variety of styles, mediums, and sizes, the artists have demonstrated their creative abilities through sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking, and mixed media techniques.  From the traditional to the contemporary, the minute to monumental, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.


“This exhibit is the culmination of the students’ dedication and passion over the past two years.  The diversity of each artist’s work has evolved into a unique personal style which will be on display in the gallery,” stated Andrew Hamilton, professor and program coordinator of the two year Creative & Visual Arts – Fine Arts diploma program at St. Lawrence College.


“The best way for me to express myself is through art,” said Paige Lee, an exhibiting artist and Creative & Visual Arts – Fine Arts graduate. “My work is really a creative outlet and having it displayed in a state-of-the-art gallery validates my career path and it introduces all of us as professional artists to the world.”




About the Gallery

The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is a state-of-the-art community art gallery located at the front atrium of the Brockville campus of St. Lawrence College and is a focus for the visual arts for Brockville and the larger Eastern Ontario area. Creation of the gallery was made possible by the generous bequest from the Estate of Marianne van Silfhout, a graduate of the Fine Arts program at St. Lawrence College, and other contributors to the St. Lawrence Foundation.


About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 200 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our part-time and distance education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.


Denise Wing

Communications Officer

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St. Lawrence College

Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston

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