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Oil/Mixed Media Artist Presents “Reflections” at Georgian Court

Lakewood, N.J., Jan. 28, 2010—During the month of February, oil and mixed media artist Shin-Young An will present “Reflections,” an art exhibit that juxtaposes routine tasks with exceptional events in the news. The exhibit begins on Monday, February 1, and runs through Friday, February 26, in the M. Christina Geis Art Gallery on Georgian Court University’s Lakewood campus.

“In the past, I have attempted to faithfully record my subject, with an emotional response limited only to that subject,” says Ms. An, a Palisades Park, New Jersey, resident. “While reading the newspaper, articles began affecting me, and I wanted this to be reflected in my work. I depict these reactions through the visual interaction of limbs, portraits, and flowers painted against a backdrop of current news articles that have touched me.”

An artist’s reception will be held on Wednesday, February 3, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public, and the gallery’s hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call Kathleen Settles at 732.987.2388.

About Shin-Young An
Shin-Young An has exhibited her work in various juried shows in over 15 states as well as in Japan, Korea, and Spain. She holds a B.F.A. in Fine Art from the Hyosung Women's University of Daegu, South Korea, and an M.F.A. in Painting and Sculpture from the Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art. She has been a painter and member of the Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc of Barcelona, Spain, and of the Art Students League of New York. Ms. An is currently a member of Studio Montclair, Professional Visual Arts; and the Artists League of New York. She has won many awards for her artwork, including the Len G. Everett Memorial Award from the Allied Artists of America, Inc.; the Colonel George J. Morales Memorial Award from the American Artists Professional League; and the Marsha Holst Memorial Award from the Ridgewood Art Institute, New Jersey. For more about the artist, please visit her Web site at www.anyoungart.com.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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