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Contact: Irene Villaverde (914) 654-5235


NEW ROCHELLE, NY, August 13, 2008 -- The Castle Gallery, housed in historic Leland Castle on The College of New Rochelle’s Main Campus, will open its 2008-09 season with Beyond Bio: Clay Bodies, an exhibit of clay works presented in conjunction with the Clay Art Center’s All Fired Up: A Celebration of Clay in Westchester County.

The exhibit will open on September 7 and run through November 9, 2008.  An opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2008 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Curated by Castle Gallery Director Katrina Rhein, Beyond Bio will feature artists who utilize ceramic elements in their exploration of the human form on both a physical and psychological level and to highlight biomedical issues visually and conceptually. The works range from the use of the human form in its entirety, manipulated to convey abject beauty, to isolated, fragmented elements of the human form, (indicating life beyond our daily comprehension -- the body as a macrocosm) to playful biomorphic forms seemingly at work.

Exhibiting artists are Jason Briggs, Scott Chamberlin, Lauren Levine Shafer, Judy Moonelis, Michelle Martin, Helen Otterson, Grace Powers Fraioli, Lauren Sandler, Jacqueline Sandro and Alexandra Rutsch.

The Castle Gallery was established in 1980 as an art resource for the entire community. Dedicated to teaching and committed to providing a rich diversity of art experiences, the Gallery serves school groups and art lovers from throughout Westchester County with innovative exhibits, lectures, and programs.  The Gallery is located on the Main Campus of CNR, 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY. Castle Gallery Hours: Tues. & Wed., 10 am to 8 pm, Thurs. & Fri., 10 am to 5 pm, Sat. and Sun., 12 to 4 pm. It is closed Mondays and major national holidays. For additional information, tours, and directions to CNR, please call (914) 654-5423 or click here.

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The first Catholic college for women in New York State, The College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Ursuline Order. Today, it comprises the all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and three schools which admit women and men: the School of New Resources (for adult learners), the School of Nursing and the Graduate School.  The main campus of the College is located in lower Westchester County, 16 miles north of New York City.  The College maintains five other campus locations in New York City. Visit the College’s website at www.cnr.edu.

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