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Friday, August 27, 1999

Joint Exhibition to be held at Art Institute through September 17

SALISBURY, MD-- Award-winning Michigan painter Cat Crotchett's collection of paintings titled Close Ups will be among those of four artists from across the country whose work will be featured in a joint exhibition running through September 17 at the Art Institute & Gallery, 212 West Main Street in Salisbury. SSU faculty Marie Cavallaro, John Cleary, Ursula Ehrhardt and Brook Rodgers helped curate and organize the exhibition and lecture.

On Thursday, September 16, at 3:30 p.m. in Fulton Hall Room 111 at Salisbury State University the visiting artists including Professor Phillip Chan, Youngstown State University, along with Linda Marston-Red of Orange, VA, and Mary Jane Seltzer of Michigan will present a slide show lecture and discussion on Ethics and Art.

Crochett, whose oil stick/oil pastels often involve fairy tales, myths and childhood games, is assistant professor at Western Michigan University. Her work has been exhibited widely in the United States and placed second in the 1991 All-Ohio Exhibition at Ohio State University.

Her work appears as a one-woman show in the Institutes Gallery I. At the same time the three other artists will be featured in Gallery II in an exhibit titled Dream Encounters. Seltzer of Commerce Township, MI is a printmaker, Marston-Reid and Chan are painters.

Seltzer, whose prints images are unconventional portraits of friends or self seen as reflections or pieces of memory, often incorporates photocopy collage. A 1995 first-place winner at The Community House in Birmingham, MI, she has exhibited there as well as in California, New Jersey and Illinois.

Chans portraits of Fallen Angels articulate his philosophy that these angels embrace the duplicity of being. Born in China, Chan has exhibited there as well as the United States. He is the recipient of many national grants and artist-residency fellowships to numerous prestigious and artist colonies. He is an associate professor of art at Youngstown.

Many of Marston-Reid's paintings were done after reflecting on the types of rituals and ceremonies we have in the United States, particularly the wedding ceremony. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in Florida, Oregon and Illinois, as well as selected group exhibits throughout the country.

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