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Connecticut College faculty art on display now through March 4

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Three of Connecticut College's most renowned artists will display their work in the Manwaring Gallery and Gallery 66 in the Cummings Arts Center at Connecticut College now through March 4. A Jan. 28 gallery talk and reception with the artists will begin at 4 p.m. Faculty Exhibition 2009 will feature the intellectually engaging sculptures of Gregory Bailey, the jewel-like landscapes of Barkley Hendricks and the luminous beeswax paintings of Timothy McDowell.

Bailey, an assistant professor of art, creates his sculptures around the theme of the planet's ability to sustain human life in the future. His large-scale sculptures and installation art are on view at Sculpture Walk in Kingsport, Tenn. and at the Sculpture Festival in Woodstock, Vt.

Hendricks, professor of studio art, is wrapping up his year-long retrospective exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston after touring at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Famous for his stunning, life-sized portraits of people of color, Hendricks is also known for his landscape paintings and lush depictions of the island of Jamaica.

McDowell, a professor of studio art whose paintings and watercolors are currently in an exhibition at the University Of Maine Museum Of Art, is recognized as a virtuoso in encaustic painting. His works borrow from botanical imagery, Asian brush paintings, Tibetan iconography and 19th century American landscape painting.

Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m. For more information, contact the Art Department at 860-439-2740.

About Connecticut College

Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college's 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning.

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January 21, 2009