(Posted November 17, 2003)

HUNTINGDON, Pa.--The new art exhibit, ?Organic Forms,? by Alison Denyer presents the aesthetic appeal of plants through etching, collage, and graphite at the Juniata College Museum of Art. The exhibition runs from Friday, Nov. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 28.

There will be an opening reception for the show at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21 in the art museum on the Juniata campus. The reception is free and open to the public.

This exhibit focuses on the root structures of plants to show their complexity and intricacy. Denyer presents the plant forms in views of being immersed in water or amid vegetative undergrowth. Denyer?s detailed drawings also involve gourds that are either hanging motionless or are floating in air to create a feeling of serenity.

?When I first saw Denyer?s work, I was thrilled by its beauty, intrigued by its simplicity, and thankful that we have the opportunity to exhibit here,? says Nancy Siegel, director of the museum and assistant professor of art history.

Denyer graduated in 1992 from Winchester School of Art in England with a bachelor?s degree in painting and drawing. She went on to earn a master?s degree in drawing, painting, and printmaking from Southern Illinois University in 1998.

At the 2000 Icarus International Exhibition in North Carolina, Denyer received the Excellence in Printmaking Award. Currently, Denyer is a professor of drawing and foundation studies at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.

The Juniata College Museum of Art is located in historic Carnegie Hall at 17th and Moore streets in Huntingdon. Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, please call the museum at (814) 641-3505, or visit the Juniata College Web site at http://www.juniata.edu/museum.

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