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Wilson College Hosts Artists in Residence

Posted: May 25, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Wilson College will host four artists in residence — Agenor Marti Fernandez, Daniel Burns, Cynthia Brinich-Langlois and Tia Blassingame — from June 3 through 9.

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May 25, 2012
CONTACT: Philip Lindsey, Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3305
Email: philip.lindsey@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Wilson College will host four artists in residence — Agenor Marti Fernandez, Daniel Burns, Cynthia Brinich-Langlois and Tia Blassingame — from June 3 through 9.

Their work will be displayed in a free exhibit, sponsored in part by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts — Project Stream, that will run from June 7 through 9 at Wilson’s Bogigian Gallery.

A reception for the artists will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, in the Bogigian, which is on the second floor of Lortz Hall. At the same time, an open house will be held, also in Lortz Hall, to view the artists’ studios.

Fernandez is a Miami-based artist who has a degree in communication sciences and advertising from the University of the Americas in Quito, Ecuador. Fernandez, who has taught in Uruguay, Ecuador, Finland and the United States, addresses political, religious and aesthetic concerns in his art.

Burns is a Lancaster-based artist who has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Catholic University and is a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright-Hayes Scholarship. His work is widely exhibited in the U.S. and abroad. While in residency at Wilson, Burns intends to create images based on recent events in his world that deal with the birth of new life. Combining representational imagery along with abstraction, he will incorporate symbolism and personal mark-making to convey images of hope.

Brinich-Langlois is from Sarasota, Fla., and has a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from University of New Mexico. She will continue the production of prints as part of a series of woodcuts depicting scenes of daily life on Mars against the backdrop of Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system.

Blassingame is a Washington, D.C., artist, who has a master’s degree in art and bookmaking from Corcoran School of Art. While in residency at Wilson, she intends to complete an edition of artists’ books, featuring a mixture of handset letterpress, hand-applied sumi ink, her own poetry, linoleum block prints and digital printing. This edition would then be hand-bound using traditional Japanese binding techniques.

Special hours for the resident artist exhibition in the Bogigian Gallery are: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 8; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 9.

For additional information or an appointment, contact Philip Lindsey at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3305, or philip.lindsey@wilson.edu.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Program is 746 and includes 21 students from 10 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.

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