RIT’s Gallery r Opens Season With Emerging Artists Exhibition

Meet the artists of Fusion at opening reception on Friday, Sept. 14




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“Visitors to Gallery r will see a range of fine art by tomorrow’s art world stars.”
—Alan Singer, professor of art, Rochester Institute of Technology

Gallery r opens the 2007-08 season with a collaborative exhibition, Fusion, featuring emerging artists from graduate programs at Rochester Institute of Technology and Syracuse University. The show opens with a reception from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, and runs through Oct. 13.

Fusion highlights the contemporary-themed work of more than 20 students from both universities—in a range of media from video, sculpture and painting, to performance and printmaking.

“The idea for this dialogue in the fine arts stems from a need to foster communication between emerging artists in the programs here in upstate New York,” says Alan Singer, professor of art in the School of Art at RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

“Syracuse is the first in what hopes to become a regular feature of the educational experience in our School of Fine Arts at RIT,” Singer explains. “In this way, we can exchange ideas and see what each program in our major local universities has to offer. Students need the support, and this exhibition gives them the opportunity to show what they do best.”

Gallery r, 775 Park Ave., RIT’s student-run metro showcase for contemporary art, is open from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and the gallery is handicapped-accessible. For more information, call (585) 242-9470 or visit http://cias.rit.edu/~galleryr/.