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10/26/2012

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Work Like a River by Neltje. Contributed photo ARTS BRIEFS GALLUP TO PRESENT ALLURE OF COLLAGE Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art gallery will present "The Allure of Collage" from Nov. 14 to Dec. 29, with a reception for the artists on Dec. 14 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibit will feature mixed-media work by Leslie Fry (St. Petersburg), Joan Giordano (New York), Brian Haverlock (Montclair, NJ), Tom Judd (Philadelphia), Mario Naves (New York), Neltje ( Banner, WY), Gustavo Ramos Rivera (San Francisco), Erika Lawlor Schmidt (Pawlet, VT) and Josette Urso (New York). Former Ringling College instructor Haverlock is enrolled at Montclair State University's MFA program, according to a gallery news release. Haverlock's works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. His pieces express recalled memories and sensitive reflections of events, situations he has experienced and individuals he has met or known, the news release says. His "imag- es delight and surprise the viewer with their grandeur and often poignant simplicity and visual complexity," the release adds. Fry's sculptures and works on paper have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad. Fry says her works on pa- per begin "by pressing a plant into paper and seeing what grows from that," according to the release. "These images express moments of wholeness created out of fragmentation." Giordano has enjoyed nearly 30 solo shows and has taken part in countless group exhibi- tions nationally and internationally, the news release says. She was invited to create instal- lations at the First International Women Art-

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