Cazenovia College Reisman Hall Art Gallery Director Jen Pepper, right, discusses Sanders Watson’s 2008 oil painting “North Carolina,” with junior photography major Brittany Hill. Watson’s work was featured in the gallery’s last exhibit “Dwell,” which concluded Oct. 2.
Photo by Pierce Smith.
continued Pepper began her residency at Cazenovia College in 2003. Before she was asked to be the director in 2005, she taught numerous classes, including creative process in the visual arts, contemporary developments in the arts and drawing explorations, among others. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she attended academic institutions along the eastern seaboard and settled in NYC to work for art galleries before making her way upstate. She is now an associate professor in the division of art and design.
Boasting as many as 10 exhibitions a year, the Reisman Hall Art Gallery is a constantly evolving setting for artists from the college, village, state, nation and world to display their work. Following HiFi D2 the gallery will feature “Populating Places,” a group exhibition of photographic, video and other works, as well as the “First Year Seminar Exhibition,” a collection of various multi-media projects by members of the college’s freshman class.
Pepper admitted her mounting excitement for the upcoming exhibitions, happy to be able to display the imaginative works of both students and established professionals.
“This space is so accommodating, for all sorts of different situations. We’ve shown everything from video to sound pieces, to traditional photography and paintings,” Pepper said. “I don’t really see a difference between an artist and a designer, they’re all creative thinkers,”
Located at 6 Sullivan St. in Cazenovia, the gallery is open from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays, and from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sundays during the academic year.
Pierce Smith is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at 434-8889 ext. 338 or firstname.lastname@example.org.