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“Icon,” oil/canvas and wood, 25”x 25”, Anne Banks

Exploring the “affinities between the land and architectural forms,” Anne J. Banks, MA ’68, explained that the artwork in her new collection, Iconic Images, originated in nature and expresses the relationships “between tree and column, grove and temple, cave and shrine.” Showing at the Washington, D.C., Gallery 10 LTD., the exhibit is a retrospective collection with new work that is brightly colored, angular, and eclectic.

Ruth Herman Cohen, BA ’60, was honored by the Art Goes To School of the Delaware Valley association for providing special programs for 25 years in the Philadelphia area. In July, she also had a solo exhibit of shore scapes in the Medford Leas retirement community in the Medford, N.J. In February 2003 at Cathedral Village retirement community in Philadelphia, her solo exhibit centered on the relationships among her still life, portraits, and abstracts. In October 2002, Cohen exhibited at Gratz College, Melrose Park, Pa. Her “abstract eggs” were featured in this venue.

Ruth Cohen with her “Good Egg”

After driving 12,000 miles around the country with her beloved dog Maya, East Moriches artist Robbi Goldberg, BA ’76, MBA ’80, exhibited 40 watercolor paintings at the Westhampton Free Library in Westhampton, N.Y. Her most memorable sights from her cross-country journey inspired the paintings. The paintings, along with the journal she kept during her trip, will serve as the basis for her new planned book, An American Journey with Maya.

The Arts Council of Fairfax County, Va. organized the inaugural exhibition of Cox Communications and featured works by Josephine Haden, MA ’72. The exhibit highlighted paintings from Haden’s tree series and included her acrylic painting “Greater Distance.” The Virginia Miller Galleries and The Gallery K also featured Haden’s work in their exhibits, Abstraction and the Summer Show.

“Greater Distance,” acrylic on canvas, 36” x 66”, Josephine Haden

Jill Lion, BA ’63, is exhibiting her stone sculptures at Studio 342 at The Mill Centre in Baltimore. Lion has been carving stone for 20 years. She likes to weave historical fact and social satire into her carving. She prefers to carve soapstone and alabaster. She also has work in the Doris Patz Maryland Artists Collection and in the University of Maryland University College.

Lenore Miller, MA ’72, exhibited several of her mixed-media assemblages with Asian inspiration in an exhibition titled “The Art of Collage” this past fall at Marymount University’s Barry Gallery in Arlington, Va. She also gave the opening night lecture for “Contemporary Japanese Prints,” in late October at an exhibition presented at the Japan Information and Culture Center at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C.