University of Rochester

EVENT: Art exhibit on Sierra Nevada range and Rochester landscapes

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: Now through June 21 in the Gallery at the Art & Music Library on the ground floor of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday, and Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; closed weekends and major holidays.

ARTIST'S RECEPTION: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, in the gallery

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

May 25, 2007

A mixed-media on paper exhibit by Kelly Hider titled "A Veiled Understanding of Artificial Environments" explores the connection between the organic and synthetic by contrasting silhouettes of trees and handmade patterns used in wallpaper, contact paper, origami, and other found patterns. The decoration can be viewed as representing the interconnection of nature and human existence.

Hider chose trees as the backbone image of her pieces because of their iconic nature and their symbolism of life. She uses scenery familiar to her from her native Rochester and from two years spent living in a small town amid the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Northern California. "This shows my personal interconnectedness with particular trees and landscapes," she says.

This is the second solo show for Hider since her 2006 debut at A/V Space in the Rochester Public Market with the exhibit titled "Mary Lee and Other Delicate Characters." She has an associate's degree in liberal arts from Monroe Community College and is completing her fine arts degree at the State University College at Brockport.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the gallery at (585) 275-4476

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