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Exhibits debut for Richmond Center dedication

April 7, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Two contemporary art exhibits will debut at Western Michigan University on Thursday, April 12, for the public dedication ceremony and open house at the new James W. and Lois I. Richmond Center for Visual Arts.

"New, New York Drawing" will be on display through Saturday, May 12, in the Richmond Center's Brown Gallery. Exhibit artist Annie Varnot will be present to answer questions from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 12, during the Richmond Center's open house. "New, New York Drawing" displays the art of young and mid-career New York artists who are expanding the boundaries of modern art practices. Exhibit artists include Nina Lola Bachhuber, Sean Bluechel, Judy Glantzman, Adam Helms, Toby Kress, Frank Magnotta, Yiri Masnyj, Wardell Milan and Annie Varnot.

"Dick Keaveny: Modern Sins" will be on exhibit through Saturday, June 2, in the Richmond Center's Netzorg/Kerr Gallery. Richard J. Keaveny, exhibit artist and WMU professor of art, will present a gallery discussion at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19. "Modern Sins" comprises a series of abstract paintings that build on ideas of historicism, caricature and satire. Keaveny says the unique, figurative paintings of Hieronymus Bosch were a critical inspiration to him as he created this exhibit. Believed by many to have been a motivation for the 20th-century surrealist movement, Bosh used complex and obscure iconography to depict human moral failings.

Richmond Center Gallery Hours
Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays: Noon to 6 p.m.
Closed Sundays and holidays

For more information or to arrange to visit the Richmond Center galleries by appointment, contact Don Desmett, exhibitions office, at donald.desmett@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2455.

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Media contact: Don Desmett, (269) 387-2455, donald.desmett@wmich.edu

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