Art Exhibit Opens at Roanoke College

SALEM, Va.-Roanoke College's second art exhibit this fall will feature painting and multimedia work from October 27 - November 27 in the College's Olin and Smoyer galleries.

Sara Pringle will present recent paintings in Olin Gallery, and Heather Freeman and Jeff Murphy will present collaborations of multimedia art in Smoyer Gallery.

Brooklyn-based painter Sara Pringle encompasses "sweet, strange and creepy" into her recent works of figuration, the artist says. Drawing from such diverse influences as ancient Mayan figurines, Goya, and animation, Pringle tries to create an arena where absurd meets serious.

Pringle will offer a lecture about her works at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 27 in Olin Hall, room 231.

Using Photoshop to manipulate digital photos, drawings, and scanned objects, Freeman and Murphy have created works printed onto various materials including canvas and tyvek, a plastic-type material frequently used in building construction. The artists call these works "Fluid Dynamics," which are metaphors for human relationships.

The images featured in the exhibit depict locations Freeman and Murphy have traveled to as well as objects of significance to them. The goal of their art work is to explore dynamics of relationships. Both Freeman and Murphy will lecture on the evolvement of collaborative work on Thursday, October 26 at 5 p.m. in Olin Hall, room 231.

Roanoke College, the country's second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 270 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast." Roanoke's 1,970 students represent 40 states across the U.S. and 26 foreign countries.

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.