WMU News

Student artist's work selected for national exhibit

March 12, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- "January Afternoon," a pencil drawing by Western Michigan University graduate art student Laura Borneman, is part of a jury-selected exhibition at the Fred R. Kline Gallery in Santa Fe, N.M., March 14-30.

Borneman's drawing is one of 90 works by 74 nationally selected artists in the Kline Gallery's "New American Drawings" annual juried exhibition. Another of Borneman's drawings, "The Doctor," was included in a 2002 exhibition at the Pleiades Gallery in New York City, juried by Lawrence Rindner, a curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

About a dozen of Borneman's paintings and portraits are also on exhibit through March 29 at the Frame Station, 607 South Burdick Street, Kalamazoo, open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Borneman is working toward a master of arts degree in painting at WMU and expects to graduate in April. While at Western Michigan, she has been awarded the Angie L. Carmer Art Scholarship and a scholarship for a residency at the Oxbow summer program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Borneman graduated magna cum laude from Buffalo State University with bachelor's degrees in English and painting. She also earned a master's degree in English and secondary education from the University at Buffalo, and taught in public and private schools before coming to WMU to pursue further studies in art.

More information about the "New American Drawings" exhibition, including images of the works, is available on the Kline Gallery Web site at <www.klinegallery.com>.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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