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Date: January 24, 2007
Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan, 301-251-7970; Steve Simon, 301-251-7952

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Montgomery College Communication Arts Technologies Faculty Exhibit Work
Photographs, Paintings, Illustrations, and Mixed Media on Display through Feb. 23

EDITORS: For high resolution images to accompany this release, click on these links: voss.jpg, harrell.jpgjohannsen.jpg and vaughan.jpg.

Montgomery College’s Communication Arts Technologies Gallery is currently hosting an exhibit of faculty artwork through Friday, February 23. The exhibit features photography, illustrations, paintings, sculpture and mixed media installations. Faculty exhibitors represent the advertising art, photography, television, radio, and computer graphics areas within the Communication Arts Technologies (CAT) Department on the College’s Rockville Campus.

The exhibit is on display in the newly renovated CAT Gallery, which has doubled in size and features state-of-the-art lighting, sound and hanging system. In addition, it has a new flat-screen television, which will allow the gallery to show video installations. As part of the faculty exhibit, the television is showing a commercial and a documentary created by Professor Christopher Koch.

The reception to celebrate the new gallery and the faculty exhibit will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. The CAT Gallery is in Room 106 of the Technical Center, which is located on the College’s Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street in Rockville.

The faculty exhibit includes the work of more than 15 professors and instructors, including:

    · Anne Benolken, who holds a MFA in photography from The Maryland Institute College of Art, makes 3-D mixed media photographic sculptures featuring the Indian goddess, Kali.

    · Laurie Black, an adjunct professor of photography, works as a freelance photographer covering politics, cultural events, advocacy projects, and portraits.

    · Mike Cantwell, coordinator of the computer graphic program, paints and exhibits his work throughout the Washington region.

    · Joanne Carl, a Board member on the DC Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, teaches television courses at Montgomery College.

    · Rollin Fraser, an adjunct professor of photography, was one of the College photographers involved in the “Portraits of Life” photo exhibit of local Holocaust survivors.

    · Jon Goell, a professor of photography, specializes in photojournalism and photography of people, architecture, and archaeology.

    · Betty Harrell, an alumna of Montgomery College and an adjunct professor, does freelance work in graphic design, photography, and writing.

    · Patricia Johanssen, a professor of graphic design, has more than 30 years experience as an artist, creating work in painting, illustration, metalsmithing, mixed media, and computer graphics.

    · Brian V. Jones, a professor of photography, has more than 21 years of teaching experience with a specialty in documentary photography.

    · William R. Jones, adjunct professor of photography.

    · Christopher Koch, a professor of television, is an Emmy award-winning documentary producer whose work has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and the Discovery Channel.

    · Ed Riggs, a professor of advertising art, conducts seminars and training in digital color management and he introduced digital imaging to the College’s advertising art program.

    · Harry St. Ours, who is a marble sculptor by training, teaches computer art and design in the advertising art program.

    · Martha Vaughan, a professor of advertising art, has illustrated for national and regional magazines, newspapers, books, and national organizations.

    · Dan Voss, an adjunct professor after retiring from Montgomery College, has 40 years experience teaching printing, graphic design, illustration, photography, and media appreciation.

The Communications Arts Technologies (CAT) Gallery is open Monday–Wednesday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. For more information, call 301-251-7521.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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