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Art Exhibit

More than 70 Inspiring New Works by 50 Emerging Artists on View in 12th Annual Stillwell Student Exhibit at San Francisco State University, Opening Tuesday, Nov. 13 to Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001


SAN FRANCISCO--Discover more than four dozen emerging artists when College of Creative Arts' second year MFA students and undergraduate art majors exhibit 70 original works in painting, textiles, photography,sculpture, printmaking, metal, glass and new practices at the 12th Annual Stillwell Student Show on the San Francisco State University campus, Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001. Join the artists for a reception on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 4 to 6 pm.

Featuring works by 11 MFA students and 50 juried undergraduates, this exhibit includes artists Raymond L. Haywood, whose work in new practices recently was on view as part of the Oakland Museum of California's Professional Services division; Lena Wolff, a printmaker who co-mingles personal, historical and societal (sub)cultural sources; textile artist Holly Brown, who combines traditional quilting techniques with felting and dying to produce voluptuous surfaces overflowing with color, and painter and printmaker Toru Sugita whose fascination with light and shadow results in black and white works that describe architectural elements. Also on view is a selection of works by the late Leo D. Stillwell, Jr.

The show is in memory of Leo D. Stillwell, Jr., a prolific oil and watercolor painter who died in 1948 at the age of 22. Mr. Stillwell was a talented but frail young man who divided his time between visual art, music and hospital stays. Unusual for its time, his work incorporates homoerotic themes in provocative landscapes, allegorical studies and portraits documenting the years following World War II. This year's selection focuses on his interest in sailors. Significantly, the artistıs father was a career Navy man who spent most of World War II at sea. Mr. Stillwell's images of healthy, brawny young men on their way to the Pacific Theater is particularly poignant in light of his own poor health. The Stillwell Collection is a gift from the artist's mother, Josephine Lola Stillwell.


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