For Immediate Release
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May 10, 2000
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Roxane M. Geraci at (219) 980-6686
Indiana University Northwest
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Art Exhibit Celebrates the Earth

The Indiana University NorthwestGallery for Contemporary Art will host an exhibit by artist and ArtInstitute 
of Chicago professor, StephanieRose Bird, from May 15 through June 2. With artwork made from “scrapsand heaps, “Bird aims to follow ecologically sound principles like “reduce,reuse and recycle,” while expressing herself visually.

According to Ann Fritz, gallery director, Bird has an ongoing dialoguewith nature. She recycles organic scraps and other found objects, and usesthem in her artwork. 

“It is my hope that the longer you look, the more you will see. Thework is a celebration of the earth, the great master, the thing from whichall things come,” says Bird. “My materials, technique and approach bringtogether a multitude of interests such as shamanism, ritual and ceremony,Zen, art historic research and traditional art practices. The combinationof these disparate influences bring out visions that I never knew I couldsee, and brings unprecedented joy to my artistic process.”

The opening reception will be May 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. and is open tothe community. Bird will be on hand to discuss her work and answer questions.The IU Northwest Gallery for Contemporary Art is located in the university’sAcademic ActivitiesBuilding. Hours are Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Formore information, telephone AnnFritz at 219-980-6891.

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