Student art exhibit "Expending Turf" on display at the Nevin Welcome Center during April
During the spring semester of 2010, fifteen students in the Print Media Special Topics class “Turfs: Invasive Species as Art” at Cornell University, taught by Gregory Page, assistant professor of art, visited several Cornell Plantations Natural Areas to study the impacts and natural history of invasive species. The work resulting from that trip is on display at the Nevin Welcome Center during the Month of April.
The students initially produced drawings of various specimens during the visit, and then produced three portfolios of traditional lithographs printed from stones in a limited edition of twenty impressions.
“We’re very excited to be able to showcase student artwork in the gallery space here at the Nevin Welcome Center,” stated Diane Miske, visitor services coordinator at the Cornell Plantations. “It’s our goal to focus on exhibitions that relate to our mission and serve our community, and that’s exactly what “Expending Turf” does!”
Concurrently, “Motifs from My Backyard” by Gregory Page will be on display in the Ten-Eyck room of the Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center.
There will be an opening reception for these exhibitions at the welcome center on Friday, April 8th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm The reception is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. The reception will include a screening of “Motifs from My Back Yard” a film by Gregory Page Collaborating with videographer Lindsey Glover, which focuses on Page's use of horticultural forms as motifs featuring the gardens and lithographic techniques.
The funds for this exhibition and DVD were provided by the Dean’s Professional Development Funds in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning