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Marin Lefeld, Susan Sponsler Exhibit Works in Brookhaven Art Galleries

Release Date Aug. 18

DALLAS — The Brookhaven College Art Department will exhibit a collection of paintings by Marion Ichaso Lefeld in the Forum Gallery and photographs by Susan Sponsler in the Studio Gallery of the Brookhaven College School of the Arts from Aug. 19 to Sept. 26, 2014.

Marian Lefeld's paintings and works on paper reference her experience as a teenager moving to Caracas from a tiny coastal town in Venezuela, reflecting the visual, social and economic contracts of the urban environment of Caracas. Lefeld is currently a visiting scholar in the Art Department of Richland College. A Brookhaven College alumna, Lefeld received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University.

Susan Sponsler exhibits photographs from The Hoodie Project in the Studio Gallery. Sponsler received a Master of Fine Arts in photography from Texas Woman's University and was a fellow at the American Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar program at New York University. Her photographic work engages issues of identity and being an Asian American international adoptee. The Hoodie Project is a memorial series inspired by the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin, and broadens the discussion of the implications for race, representation and prejudice surrounding the hoodie in popular culture.

Receptions for the artists are Sept. 18, 6-8 p.m. in their respective galleries.

The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane, between Midway Road and Marsh Lane in Farmers Branch. The Forum Gallery is located in Bldg. F, Room F101, and the Studio Gallery is located in Bldg. D, Room D127. Both galleries are open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the exhibitions, contact David Newman, gallery director, at 972-860-4101 or at


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