Artwork of Former DCC, Vassar Instructor to be Featured in Gallery

February 16, 2012 – The next exhibit at the Dutchess Community College Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery will feature an eclectic selection of pieces by Monica d. Church, the associate director of the James W. Palmer ’90 Gallery at Vassar College and a former technical assistant and art instructor at both Vassar and DCC. Her work has been shown throughout the northeast and across the country.

The exhibit runs from Feb. 27 through March 30 with an opening reception on March 7 at 5 p.m. In addition, a tour of the DCC Gallery will take place March 22 at 6 p.m. followed by a public talk by Church at 6:30 p.m. in Washington Hall, room 132. The reception and talk are free and open to the public.

“From the Studio: 1995-2010,” is a survey of work that includes hand-made paper, mixed media, paintings, collage, sculpture and photography. The pieces were selected from Church’s work during the past 15 years. She investigates themes including recycling, Avian Influenza, motherhood, loss and desire.

Church was a Dutchess County Arts Council Individual Artist fellowship recipient in painting, as well as digital art and photography in 2002.

The gallery is in the Allyn J. Washington Center for Science and Art. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The exhibit, reception and artist’s talk are part of DCC’s annual celebration of Women’s History Month. For more information about the exhibit, call Gallery Director Margaret Craig at (845) 431-8617 .