Charcoal is theme of upcoming art exhibition at Skidmore's Schick Gallery

The Schick Art Gallery at Skidmore College will present Charcoal!, an exhibition of works in charcoal by 12 contemporary artists, from Nov. 1 to Dec. 16. An opening reception is planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at the gallery; an artists' talk with exhibitors Kate TenEyck and Scott Hunt is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. that day in the gallery. Both events are free and open to the public.

The exhibition features work by the following artists: David Nash, Dozier Bell, Dragna Crnjak, Maggie Evans, April Gornik, Ken Greenleaf, Scott Hunt, Susan Hauptman, Anthony Mitri, Emily Nelligan, Kate Ten Eyck, and John Walker.
A material widely used in all college-level drawing classes, charcoal is both revered for its malleability and reviled for its messiness. In past centuries, it was primarily used as a preparatory medium in advance of painting; now charcoal is often an end in itself, and is capable of producing finished works characterized by varied textures and a rich range of values. 

Curated by Schick Gallery Director Paul Sattler in conjunction with the faculty gallery committee, the exhibit includes 33 drawings, three sculptures, and one installation created on site. The works represent a wide range of styles and subject matter, from moody interiors and atmospheric skyscapes to linear abstraction and works evocative of forms found in nature.
For more information, call 580-5049 or visit www/skidmore.edu/schick

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