"Alternatives Relocated" Exhibit - Untitled (Light) by Nevin Price-Meader '13

Hartwick Students Included in NZ Photo Exhibition

October 10, 2012

Ten Hartwick students will soon be included in a juried photographic exhibition from October 16-25, 2012 titled "Alternatives Relocated" in Whanganui, New Zealand. The 10 Hartwick students are Valerie Herz '13, Evan Jones '15, Shahzad Khan '12, Michelle O'Dell '14, Caitlin Rejman '13, Michaela Shipman '14, Emilie Solandt '13, Nevin Price-Meader '13, Paula Short '15 and Taylor Fusco-Ruiz '14.

The work, submitted by Hartwick students for the exhibit, was completed over the past two and a half years under the tutelage of resident artists Adrienne "Annie" Gohde '01, Kevin Gray '01 and Hartwick College Professor of Art Katharine Kreisher through her Photo III/IV: Portfolio class.

Nine years ago, Kreisher began a sabbatical from teaching at Hartwick by going to New Zealand for a month. During this time, she assisted Rita Dibert, Head of Photography at UCOL Quay School of Art, in teaching a course in alternative processes.

For a decade now, Dibert has been running the international "Alternatives Relocated" exhibition with her students acting as jurors for the show. Dibert taught photography and printmaking at Hartwick College in the 1970's, after which she taught in Charlotte, NC before accepting the position at UCOL Quay School of Art in New Zealand.

This year, the annual international exhibit called for pictures produced with unique cameras and processes, including pinhole photographs, images made with "toy" plastic cameras such as "Dianas" and "Holgas," giant mural prints with hand painted elements, photo-collages, "antique" processes such as cyanotypes and Van Dyke brown prints, liquid light emulsion and photographic images altered in a variety of uniquely creative methods.

The majority of the work by Hartwick students will be donated to the Collection at the Quay School, where it will be viewed on an ongoing basis by students at the college and other audiences within the community.

For additional information on the exhibit, contact Kreisher at 607-431-4828 or at

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