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Student photography on display at Richmond Center

Nov. 17, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Original photography taken by two Western Michigan University students will be on display through Friday, Nov. 21, in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts.

Amber Martin of Wyoming, Mich., and Adrienne Marks of Lansing, Mich., both art majors at WMU, will open their undergraduate thesis exhibitions to the public free of charge in the Richmond Center's DeVries Gallery.

Richmond Center gallery hours

  • Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: noon to 6 p.m.

Martin's exhibit, "(Un)Defined Identity," is a presentation of digital color photographs and single-channel video loops. The videos and images are minimalistic, yet visually stimulating as they define the voice of a woman addressing her personal experience with infertility as it impacts her identity.

Marks' exhibit, "Absenses Aves," is a combination of large format inkjet prints and handcrafted paper birds. The work is displayed in large dioramas meant to evoke the spirit of a natural history museum. Based on the artist's concerns for the environment, the work is intended to draw attention to species that could disappear if threats to them are not recognized.

For more information, visit the Frostic School of Art online, or contact the exhibitions office at (269) 387-2455.

Media contact: Tonya Durlach, (269) 387-8400, tonya.durlach@wmich.edu

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