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Richmond Center for Visual Arts exhibition chosen as "Best Of 2012 Midwest Exhibitions"

Western Michigan University's James W. and Lois I. Richmond Center for Visual Arts (RCVA) Fall 2012 Exhibition, "Nayda Collazo-Llorens: An Exercise in Numbness & Other Tales" has been picked by Chicago's  New City arts and cultural newspaper as the #2 exhibition in Chicago and the Midwest for 2012. New City's cultural critic Pedro Velez said of the exhibition, "The unknown dangers of Lake Michigan, intimacy in the age of immeasurable social media activity, and a heartfelt extrasensory conversation between two lovers during a turbulent flight were only a few of the themes dissected by Nayda Collazo-Llorens in her Herculean, almost puzzle-like multimedia exhibition."

Don Desmett, curator of the exhibition for the RCVA noted that the exhibition was a major undertaking for the RCVA and the artist. Construction and installation of the works spanned eight weeks. "It was a gift to be able to have Nayda work with the architectural design of the exhibition space for almost a year before the show, using her skills and considerable talents to their fullest. She entered the installation phase of the project with a focus but also an attitude that things change as we worked throughout the summer."

Others on the Top Art Picks for 2012 in Chicago and the Midwest list included The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago and the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

For additional information, please contact the Frostic School of Art Exhibitions office at (269) 387-2455. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday noon to 6 p.m.