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New Art Exhibit Featured at Ferrum College

For immediate release:
January 30, 2007
Contact: Dr. Lee King, (540) 365-4211
hlking@ferrum.edu

    Ferrum College is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit in the E. Taylor Greer Gallery in the Stanley Library. Genus Loki is the work of Bent Mountain artist Genesis N. Chapman. The exhibit will be on display through February 17.

    Chapman is a local native who was educated at Virginia Western Community College and the Kansas City Art Institute. His previous solo exhibits have been featured at Roanoke College, Patrick Henry Community College and Virginia Western Community College. Additionally, he has been featured in other group exhibitions throughout the Roanoke Valley and in Kansas City, MO. Through Genus Loki, Chapman challenges the notion that humanity is the master of nature. Spending the majority of his life in the Blue Ridge region, Chapman writes that “my contact with the natural world is direct and personal. This interaction allows me to observe how we, as humans, perceive, interact and manipulate the land and animals that comprise our natural environment.” Through his exhibit, Chapman hopes “the viewer will question the impact Mankind’s action has on nature.” The exhibit features large scale India ink paintings, water drawings, as well as sculpture.

    The community is invited to the artist’s reception and gallery talk on Monday, February 12 from 4:00-6:00 pm. Admission to the E. Taylor Greer Gallery is free.

    Ferrum College is a four-year, private, co-educational, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Ferrum offers a choice of nationally recognized bachelor’s degree programs at a cost well below the national average for private colleges. For more information on Ferrum, visit www.ferrum.edu.

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