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Contact: Irene Villaverde (914) 654-5235


New Rochelle, NY, August 13, 2008 – “BRIDGES,” a solo exhibit of clay and ceramic works by artist Grace Powers Fraioli, will be on display at The College of New Rochelle’s (CNR) Mooney Center Exhibit Hall from Thursday, August 28, through Monday, September 22, 2008, with an opening reception to take place on Sunday, September 14, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

“BRIDGES connect us from one place to another, from one culture to another, and from one world into the next,” says the artist. “We all come from clay and eventually we will return to clay.  There is a spirit that exists in the creation, a closeness working with clay that is truly unique, a feeling of past being and the relationship of time to God's eternal powers.”

Fraioli, who holds a BFA in Art Education and an MA in Studio Art from CNR, teaches art and ceramics at New Rochelle High School. Her work will also be featured in Beyond Bio: Clay Bodies, the opening exhibit of CNR’s Castle Gallery’s 2008-09 season.

The Mooney Center Exhibit Hall is located at The College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Place in New Rochelle, NY  10805.  Hours:  Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm, Friday, Saturday and Sundays from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.  For directions or information, please call (914) 654-5423 or click here.
Additional images available upon request.  

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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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