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Transylvania students partner with neighborhood to create Morlan Gallery exhibit "North Limestone Gathers," opening March 16

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Students from Transylvania University’s Community Engagement Through the Arts class have teamed up with North Limestone residents and neighboring students to find collections, objects and stories from the North Limestone neighborhood. The result is North Limestone Gathers, an exhibition opening Monday, March 16, and running through April 17. The exhibition features collections from people, homes and dorms, each displayed as an installation.

In addition to creating the exhibition, students in the class taught by Transylvania English professor Kremena Todorova and art professor Kurt Gohde have maintained a Facebook page which records all their class assignments, including writing weekly “This I believe” essays in style of the NPR project of the same name.

The class, first introduced last winter, has garnered the participation of vice-mayor Jim Gray, Transylvania associate dean Kathleen Jagger and city councilwoman Andrea James, to name a few.

A North Limestone Gathers gallery talk and reception will be held Wednesday, April 1, from 6-8 p.m., in the Morlan Gallery.
College and middle school students, professors, community members and local collectors will discuss the experience of creating North Limestone Gathers. This event is free and open to the public.

The Morlan Gallery is open weekdays, noon to 5 p.m. The exhibit will also be a stop on the Lexington Gallery Hop, Friday, April 17, from 5-8 p.m.

For more information go to: http://www.transy.edu/morlan or contact Morlan Gallery director Andrea Fisher at (859) 233-8142.

3/11/2009

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