Secret Artists Exhibit at Genesee

The secret artists of Genesee Community College will reveal their diverse artwork at an upcoming exhibit. Featuring the creative endeavors of the College’s faculty and staff, The Secret Artists of Genesee (Part 2) will showcase the unique talents of College employees who may not be well-known for their artistic work. Submissions include a wide range of subjects – from paintings to poetry, quilting to cross stitch - the creative talents of Genesee’s employees will be on display December 6, 2007 through January 25, 2008 in the Lobby Gallery of the Stuart Steiner Theatre at the Batavia Campus.

“We wanted to give our staff an opportunity to show Genesee Community College’s creative and unique culture,” Heath Bartel, Instructor of Fine Arts said. Submissions were accepted from all College employees and include work from many departments.

This is the second Secret Artists exhibit; the first was last year and focused on photography. This year, the Fine Arts department decided to expand the submissions to include all types of art.
“This year the work reflects the College’s diverse staff by including a wide range of mediums,” Bartel said.

This year’s secret artists include the following Genesee Community College employees:

Meredith L. Altman Professor, Math Churchville, NY Pottery
Lorraine Anderson Mail Clerk Batavia, NY Miniatures
Heath Bartel Fine Arts Instructor Orchard Park, NY Painting
Paulette Brown Secretary, The BEST Center Batavia, NY Painting – Pastels
Erica Caldwell Public Relations Assistant Le Roy, NY Poetry
Kristine Dassinger Assistant Professor, English Batavia, NY Pen & Ink Drawings
Norman R. Gayford Professor, English Warsaw, NY Multimedia
Michael L. Garrett Technical Specialist Wyoming, NY Painting – Pastels and Pen & Ink
Maureen P. Goodsell Data Entry Clerk Batavia, NY Cross Stitch
Neil C. Liwanag Library Assistant Geneseo, NY Colored Pencil Drawings
Martha J. Lorshbaugh Clerk Typist Pavilion, NY Quilted Wall hangings
Marie E. Mandiak Adjunct Professor Rochester, NY Quilts
Lucy J. Minor College Nurse Batavia, NY Painted Pottery
Lisa E. Papke Financial Aid Counselor Batavia, NY Painting – Watercolor and Pastel
Michelle Peck Secretary Batavia, NY Cross Stitch
Donna Rae Sutherland Associate Director of Marketing Communications Batavia, NY Book manuscript
Roberta L. Taggart Assistant Professor, Human Services Batavia, NY Poetry

The Secret Artists Exhibit begins with an artists’ reception this Thursday, December 6 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm.

For further information contact Heath Bartel at 585-343-0055 ext. 6448 or email: