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Jan. 24, 2001

OSWEGO -- SUNY Oswego's Tyler Art Gallery will present two exhibitions, "Two Illustrators, Two Styles" and "Latina Women: Two Voices," from Jan. 27 to Feb. 25.

A reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in Tyler Hall will be sponsored by Auxiliary Services and will include live Latino music and refreshments.

"Two Illustrators, Two Styles" will feature work by Amy Bartell and Dave Calver. Bartell, co-owner of A.E. Originals in Syracuse, publishes and distributes work internationally and creates murals for college campuses, nonprofit organizations and community centers. She is a nationally known artist and activist committed to using her talent to provide images that bring social issues to light.

Her artwork appears in the permanent collections of the Chicago Trade Commission, Price Waterhouse, Savran Bank and Trump Towers. Using handmade paper, pastel, acrylics and watercolor, her work is known for vivid color and bold strokes.

In 1996 Bartell began the Mural Project as a way to bring art and activism to college campuses and nonprofit organizations. "The murals provide physical reminders of the need for social change and the importance of the individual as well as group commitment," the artist says. One of her murals can be seen at SUNY Oswego on the second floor of Hewitt Union.

Bartell will discuss several artistic media and graphic design communities with which she works at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in Bell Auditorium, Room 213 of Hewitt Union.

Calver's distinctive, stylized illustrations will be recognized by many. His recent projects include covers for mysteries by Beth Sherman for Avon Books and by April Henry for Harper Collins; covers for Wireless catalogs; illustrations in The New York Times, Playboy, Business Week, Chicago Tribune and Washington Post; and poster images used in scenes shot for Martini and Rossi print ads. Calver's clients also include American Express, AT&T, Bloomingdale's, CBS, IBM, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Time, Vogue and Random House.

The exhibition "Latina Women: Two Voices," a collaborative effort by artists Yolanda Daliz and Anita Welych, will focus on a house-like installation, La Casa. Reflecting on painful, anecdotal, universal and symbolic images, the installation will visualize the cultural and artistic experiences of these two women artists.

Through their art, Daliz and Welych tell the same stories in two distinct voices. Though different on the surface, their paintings, mixed media and artists' books resonate with their experiences as Latina women in a predominately Anglo society. Daliz and Welych will discuss their installation at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. in Tyler Art Gallery.

The Visiting Artists Program through the Student Association Art Exhibition Committee, Women's Center, Latino Student Union and Artswego makes possible these artists' talks and several others for spring semester.

All events and programs at Tyler Art Gallery are free and open to the public. Persons with disabilities seeking accommodations to attend these activities should contact the gallery office at 312-2113 in advance. Gallery hours are weekdays, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. weekends.

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