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Seniors Display Their Artwork At Reinhardt College

Four seniors in fine arts at Reinhardt College proudly displayed their work during the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition opening reception Thursday, April 26, 2001.

Works by Annalisa Nata of Ellijay, Ga.; Jason Harwell of Eatonton, Ga.; Courtney Neal of Tucker, Ga.; and Mary Dean Cochran of Alpharetta, Ga., are included in the exhibit.

Nata said of those participating in the exhibit, "We have remained true to expressing our messages in our own way and, hopefully, made people think through our work."

AnnalisaAssistant Professor of Art T. Brett Mullinix shared comments about each of the four students.  

"Annalisa's work has matured with incredible speed over the last year. When she began the current series of paintings she knew two things very clearly: she wanted to work with the human figure and with color as a medium through which she could depict her thoughts, dreams and inspirations. To say the least, she has accomplished her task," he said.Jason

"Jason's work is the product of his devout faith and his intense search for the true reason behind his artistic endeavors. He loves mechanical processes and mechanical forms and he relishes the challenge involved in combining dissimilar materials to create his own 'mechanisms,'" Mullinix said.

Of Neal's work, he said, "Courtney has never approached portraiture in a conventional manner. From her first self-portrait to her current portraits, she has attempted to capture the essence of her subjects through spontaneous vignettes."

"Mary Dean's work has made an incredible transformation over the past year. Her drawing have always had a pungent visual impact and with her most current work, that power has been transformed into her sculpture," Mullinix said.

The exhibit is open to the public free of charge at the College's William W. Fincher Jr. and Eunice L. Fincher Visual Arts Center. The display will be open between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. now through May 5, 2001, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 4 - July 6. The exhibit will then be open August 27 through September 28 during the following hours and times: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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