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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Chaffee, Ahmad Exhibitions: Now Showing

Chaffee, Ahmad Exhibitions: Now Showing

The Brookhaven College School of the Arts welcomes two new exhibitions through April 3 in the Forum and Studio galleries.

The Forum Gallery will display the works of Janet Chaffee in "Janet Chaffee: Pentamento." Janet explores the connection of personal and cultural histories and the specific media as universal ideogram. Her more recent exhibitions include "Underneath and In-Between" at the Mighty Fine Arts in Dallas and "Drawn and Cut" at the Ellen Noel Museum in Odessa. Additional pieces were also featured at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts and at East Central University in Ada, Okla. Chaffee received her Bachelor in Fine Arts in painting from the University of Texas at Arlington and her Master of Fine Arts in painting from Texas Christian University. In 2010, Chaffee was awarded a residency at AtelierHaus Hilmsen in Salzwedel, Germany.

Shafaq Ahmad exhibits paintings and digital works on paper in the Studio Gallery in his exhibition "Shafaq Ahmad: Vibrations." One of Shafaq's most recent exhibitions, "Brit Pak," reached as far as the Royal Festival Hall in London, England. Other works have also been featured at the Contemporary Visual Art Center in New York, the MADI Museum in Dallas and the Fort Worth Contemporary Art Center. Ahmad received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Master of Fine Arts from Texas Christian University.

A reception will be held for each artist in their respective galleries March 28, 6-8 p.m.

The exhibitions are free and open to the public. 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 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., but will be closed March 18-22 for spring break.

For more information about the exhibitions, contact David Newman, gallery director, at Ext. 4101 or at dNewman@dcccd.edu.