For Immediate Release

Contact: Deborah Gilleran

“Solace” Exhibit Comes to Georgian Court University

Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 12, 2008—The work of accomplished photographer and graphic designer Jennifer Sweeney will be on display at Georgian Court University now through November 26, 2008. The exhibit, entitled “Solace: Images of the Contemporary Landscape,” will feature Ms. Sweeney’s pigment prints of nature’s beauty. The exhibit is currently housed in the M. Christina Geis Art Gallery at Georgian Court University.

Ms. Sweeney, a resident of Lakewood, is also a lecturer at Georgian Court University. She holds a M.F.A. in Studio Art from Burren College of Art in Ireland and a B.F.A. in Photography from Parsons School of Design in New York City. During the past five years, her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, and she has held solo shows in New York and Philadelphia. Her work has been described as conceptually based fine art, which employs the use of both traditional and digital imaging.

“Jennifer Sweeney has a wonderful focus on nature. Through her lens, she captures nature’s beauty in a unique way. The exhibit will offer the viewer a serene and peaceful interlude with the environment and a moment to reflect on the beauty of nature we sometimes take for granted,” says Kathleen Settles, director of the M. Christina Geis Art Gallery.

The gallery, which showcases the work of established and up-and-coming artists, is located in the Arts and Science Center on Georgian Court’s Lakewood campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public during gallery hours, which are 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. The gallery is closed on weekends. 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 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 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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