(Posted November 16, 2000)

Lyanne Malamed, an influential artist who portrays the images of older women in her works, presents "Paintings and Drawings" at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17 in Juniata College Museum of Art in Carnegie Hall on the Juniata campus. The art exhibit is free and the public is encouraged to attend the reception that will be held from 7-8:30 p.m.

In this series of paintings and drawings, Ms. Malamed presents images of penetrating, sometimes painful, yet dignified women who are not drawn from specific models, but are created from elements, memories, and imagination.

Some of the women in Ms. Malamed?s works represent women in masks, suggesting the roles we play throughout our lives. Ms. Malamed adds, "Here the faces that are presented to the world are not always real "faces," but rather masks that are meant to hide panic, terror, and fear from the rest of society and thus protect the dignity that is retained by these individuals." Other women appear as part of a comic/tragic procession, or stand solemnly before the gold ground. Ms. Malamed uses gold leaf in many of her works to create the aura of a gothic painting.

Ms. Malamed earned her bachelor?s degree from Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, and continued with graduate work in art at the University of Iowa. She currently lives and works in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

The exhibit will be on display until January 20, 2001.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.