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St. Lawrence University's Brush Gallery Features Faculty-Student Exhibits


Last updated 4/2/2016 at 5:36am

St. Lawrence University's Richard F. Brush Art Gallery will present two separate yet simultaneous art exhibitions

CANTON, New York - St. Lawrence University's Richard F. Brush Art Gallery will present two separate yet simultaneous art exhibitions beginning on Monday, March 7, and running through Saturday, April 16. Both exhibitions will showcase the work of St. Lawrence students based on specific course studies, and each exhibit will culminate in public discussions with both the professors and students involved in the projects.

The first discussion will be with Evelyn Jennings, professor of history and associate dean for academic advising programs, and students about the exhibition, "Cuba Through Travelers' Eyes," which will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 7, in Griffiths Arts Center room 123.

The second discussion will be with Susan Willson, associate professor of biology, and students about the exhibition, "Mist Nets and Museum Skins," which will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14, in the Brush Art Gallery.

Both events are free and open to the public with receptions to follow the discussions.

"Cuba Through Travelers' Eyes" grew out of St. Lawrence University students' participation in a cross-campus, blended learning course, titled "Latin American History Through Travel," co-taught last fall by Jennings at St. Lawrence and Jordana Dym, associate professor of history, at Skidmore College. Both groups studied texts, maps and images produced by travelers in Latin America from Christopher Columbus to Che Guevara. They investigated how travelers constructed and represented Latin American landscapes, climates, histories, culture, religion and politics.

"Mist Nets and Museum Skins" will be an exhibition of museum-quality bird study skins created by students in Willson's Fall 2015 semester biology course of the same title. The class first focused on catching, handling and releasing live birds in their natural habitats for scientific purposes. Students also learned how to prepare study skins of dead birds for natural history museums. In addition to the student work, art from the Gallery's Permanent Collection and from the Owen D. Young Library's Special Collections will be on display, including prints and drawings that complement the scientific study of birds.

For more information about these and futures exhibitions, as well as gallery hours, contact the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at 315-229-5174 or visit

About St. Lawrence University:

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit


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