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Georgian Court B.F.A. Student Presents Senior Art Show

Lakewood, N.J., Dec. 6, 2011—Check out “EMBARK,” the senior B.F.A. exhibit of Georgian Court University student Colleen Burtt, starting Wednesday, December 7, through Friday, December 30, in GCU’s M. Christina Geis Art Gallery. Ms. Burtt, a resident of Ocean, will host an opening reception on December 7 at 4:30 p.m.

Ms. Burtt, who draws her inspiration from everything around her, says her latest creations are influenced by world cultures and everyday objects and reflect her perspective on life.

“I create to leave my mark on the world. To let everyone, present and future, know that I was here, and this is how I saw things,” she says.

Some of the pieces in the exhibit include “The Alligator Bag,” a mixed media piece sculpted from plaster and wood; a sand-blown glass bowl; and “Under the Sea,” a tile mosaic in cool blues depicting sea creatures.

“I enjoy working in various media; each one has its own strengths and weaknesses,” says Ms. Burtt, who admits a preference for ceramics and sculpture.

The M. Christina Geis Art Gallery spotlights works of established and up-and-coming artists in diverse media. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Arts and Science Center on Georgian Court’s Lakewood campus. Gallery 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. All exhibits are free and open to the public; no reservations are required. For more information, call Kathleen Settles at 732.987.2388.

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 more than 2,500 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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