RIT’s Gallery r hosts Senior Illustration Exhibition

Opening reception will be held on Friday, March 22




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Digital painting, “The Effigy of Torment,” by Franco Governale

Gallery r is showcasing excellence in illustration by Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates from the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology.

The Senior Illustration Exhibition runs from March 20 through 30 with an opening reception scheduled from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 22.

“We are very fortunate to have such a talented group of seniors this year who are skilled in a variety of techniques, styles and subject matter,” says Bill Finewood, associate professor of illustration who has taught students for more than 30 years at RIT’s School of Art.

“There are more than 50 works in the exhibition. They are rendered in traditional media such as acrylics, oils, pen and ink, along with dimensional work using mixed media as well as digital works completed with various software and digital painting techniques.”

Gallery r is located at 100 College Ave. and sits adjacent to Lumiere Photo, home to Spectrum Gallery, and is just a few yards from the Memorial Art Gallery and Village Gate. The gallery space is under the helm of RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, and offers students the same challenges and expectations that confront established artists—focusing on diverse exhibitions, educational opportunities with the public, other arts institutions and community groups.

Gallery r is handicapped accessible, features easy street and off-street parking and is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. All exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information, call 585-256-3312.

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Digital painting, “The Effigy of Torment,” by Franco Governale