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Cazenovia College Art Faculty to Show Work
Location: Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall

Exhibition at Cazenovia College Art Gallery focused on work done during sabbaticals

The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall opens Thursday, Jan. 26 with the Sabbatical Returns Exhibition, this year showing the work of Corky Goss, professor of studio art; Karen Steen, professor of fashion design; and Anita Welych, professor of art. A reception, free and open to the public, on Jan. 26, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. will include lectures by the professors. The show runs through Feb. 17.

The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall, 6 Sullivan St., is on the corner of Sullivan and Seminary streets, one block north of Route 20, in Cazenovia. Hours during the academic year are: Monday through Thursday, 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; Friday, 1-4 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 2-6 p.m. Summer hours vary. All exhibitions are free and open to the public. For information contact Jen Pepper, gallery director, by email to, or visit (in Quick Links).

The artists:

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Syracuse Mural by Corky Goss

Professor Corky Goss
 taught studio art at Cazenovia College since 1986. Since 1982 he has been commissioned to create numerous murals in the CNY region for individuals, businesses, institutions, and municipalities. In addition to his public art projects, he continues to create personal work more reflective of his interests in the dynamic relationship between exterior/interior experience, the structure of meaning, and visual embrace/embodiment of the life-world, especially as manifested through the many languages of painted form. Professor Goss lives with his family in Syracuse, N.Y.

He received his bachelor of fine arts degree at the University of Michigan and his master of fine arts degree from Syracuse University.



Zanzibar Girl 2010
Photo by Karen Steen

Professor Karen Steen is director of the Fashion Studies Program at Cazenovia College.She recently was a Fulbright Scholar, teaching and researching at the University of Mauritius, and traveling to more than 10 different countries.

She has researched textiles and apparel in over thirty countries; she has presented lectures in Syria, Kenya, South Africa, Mauritius and the United States. She was a Fulbright-Hays Scholar for a study tour of the textiles and apparel of India in 2007. Her background includes experience with national department stores, specialty stores and freelance custom apparel design. She is an active member of International Textile Apparel Association, and Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Businesses.

Steen earned her master of science degree at SUNY Oswego in vocational education with focus on fashion program curriculum development. She received a bachelor or science degree in clothing design and textiles from Cornell University and an associate in science degree in retail management


Madre Naturaleza, by Anita Welych and Yolanda Daliz
Professor Anita Welych
is a Syracuse-born artist of Colombian heritage who teaches art at Cazenovia College. She spent this past semester researching and drawing extinct and critically endangered birds of North America in order to create a series of birdhouses adapted to each bird.

She was a co-founder and co-director of the Syracuse alternative gallery Altered Space from 1990-1996, where most exhibits focused on social or political themes. For many years she has collaborated with Rochester artist Yolanda Daliz, producing work with a Latina focus related to home and women’s roles there and in society. Welych creates narratives exploring aspects of everyday life. Her work combines painting, drawing and nontraditional materials like hair, makeup, fingernails and vintage linens in artist’s books, collages and installations.

Welych earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and natural sciences at Cornell University, and studied in London. She studied painting and lithography at the Universidad Nacional in Bogotá, Colombia, under a Fulbright Grant. She completed her master of fine arts degree in painting at Syracuse University and was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Grant to Colombia in 1995.

Created by  Sylvia Needel  on  1/12/2012
Modified   5/24/2012 10:50:40 AM

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