Roland Gibson Gallery
The Art Musuem of SUNY Potsdam


SUNY Potsdam's Roland Gibson Gallery has announced three major exhibitions in the gallery's spring schedule, which will begin on Friday, Jan. 29, 1999.

The spring season will begin with "Mealy Mouthed Materials, Charismatic Shapes and other Funny Stories." A collection of whimsical sculpture by seven New York artists, the gallery will organize the exhibition. Sally Gil, one of the featured artists, and Dan Mills, director of the gallery, will curate the exhibition. The gallery will open the exhibition to the public on Jan. 29 with a gallery talk at 7 p.m. by artists Sally Gil and Kenneth Johnston. Following the talk, the gallery will host an opening reception at 8 p.m. The exhibition will remain in the gallery until Wednesday, March 10.

"Witness to our Century: An Artistic Biography of Fritz Eichenberg" is the second exhibition the gallery will display. Organized by Vanderbilt University, this exhibition surveys artist Fritz Eichenburg's career in approximately 180 works, including a number of literary illustrations. The Eichenburg exhibition is curated by Robert Conway and Walter Schatz. It opens on Friday, March 19, with a lecture by Conway at 7 p.m. and an opening reception at 8 p.m. The exhibition will remain on display until Sunday, April 25.

The third and final major exhibition the gallery will host is the "Senior Honors Show 1999." The annual exhibition will contain a collection of works by senior studio art majors at SUNY Potsdam who have achieved honor status. The exhibition will be organized by the Gibson Gallery and will open on Friday, May 7, with an opening reception at 8 p.m. The student exhibition will remain on display through Sunday, May 23.

All programming related to the exhibition is free, and the public is welcome to attend. For more information, call the gallery at (315) 267-2245.

The Gallery's regular hours are Monday through Friday, from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m., except during school recesses and between exhibitions.