Life Drawing Exhibition

Life Drawing Exhibition

West Hall Gallery, Room 111

September 13, 2006 4:00 PM - October 4, 2006

The human figure is one of the most enduring themes in the visual arts. The exhibition, curated by Caren Canier,  features works created by students, faculty, staff and community members from Rensselaer's 2005-2006 Life Drawing Open Studio.  Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 10AM-4:30PM.  Exhibition closes October 4, 2006. 

Opening Reception:  Wed., Sept. 13,  4-6 PM.  Refreshments will be served.

Life Drawing Open Studio was first organized by Professor Caren Canier of the Arts Department at RPI in 1978 to provide an informal studio without instruction in which students, faculty, staff and members of the community could draw the human figure observing nude models. Over the years the group has enjoyed the support of the Arts Department in the School of H&SS, the School of Architecture and the Rensselaer Union. The class has met in many locations around campus as the Arts Department has grown: Carnegie, Sage, Troy, and finally, West Hall, where it currently meets every Wednesday from 12-2 in studio 411. The Arts Department now fully funds Life Drawing Open Studio as an integral part of its degree programs and H&SS Core Curriculum offerings. Although the class is not for credit, it offers a venue for the time-honored practice of studying the figure through drawing and likewise, learning to draw through the observation of the figure.

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