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Eve Reid exhibits handmade paper works in Dalton

Oct. 11, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Eve Reid, an adjunct assistant professor of art at Western Michigan University, is exhibiting the extensive series of handmade paper works that she's been making for the past several years. Titled "Dawn to Dawn: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter," the exhibit will be in the Dalton Center Multimedia Room, Oct. 18-25, and open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There is a reception with the artist on Friday, Oct. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m., also in the Multimiedia Room. The public is invited to attend all events free of charge. Free parking is available on Friday after 5 p.m. and all day Saturday.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, WMU's Art Education Area is hosting a Community Family Day from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room 1103 of Sangren Hall. Art education students will conduct a handmade paper workshop for children ages 7 through 14.

"For each hour of a day in each season, I have watched and listened to time passing and noted my thoughts," Reid says. "These observations are translated into this body of work. On one level, these are simple landscapes. On another level, they reflect the passage of time in all seasons of the year and life. On a personal level, the landscape is a metaphor for me, changing with the time of day and seasons." The show includes one work representing each hour of a day from each of the four seasons.

This semester, Reid is teaching "Creative Process Through Art in Art Education." She holds a B.S. degree from Wayne State University, a B.A. degree from Washburn University and an M.F.A. degree in textiles from WMU.

For three summers, Reid taught at the Central Michigan University Biological Station on Beaver Island, most recently in 1997. She started the Hand Papermaking Course at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and founded the Handmade Paper Guild of Southwest Michigan.

In 1994, Reid was chosen for a one-month faculty exchange position at Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea, and in 1996, she was invited to participate in their 75th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition. During this past summer, Reid was an artist-in-residence at Glen Arbor, Mich.

For additional information, contact the Department of Art Exhibitions Office at 616 387-2455.

Media contact: Jackie Ruttinger, 616 387-2455, jacquelyn.ruttinger@wmich.edu

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