Roz Steiner Art Gallery Grand Opening

What: Roz Steiner Art Gallery Grand Opening When: Friday, April 15, 201, 4:00–6:00 PM Where: Genesee Community College Adjacent to the Stuart Steiner Theatre / Batavia Campus Who: Celebration is open to the Public Attendees are asked to RSVP at 345-6809 or foundation@genesee.

What:Roz Steiner Art Gallery Grand Opening

When:Friday, April 15, 2011, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Where:Genesee Community College
Adjacent to the Stuart Steiner Theatre / Batavia Campus

Who:Celebration is open to the Public

Attendees are asked to RSVP at 345-6809 or foundation@genesee.edu

Background: The grand opening celebration of the new Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery at Genesee Community College will feature a special ceremony to recognize the late Roz Steiner, GCC President’s Stuart Steiner wife and the new Art Gallery named in her honor.

Mrs. Steiner died unexpectedly in 2008, but she was a visible figure at the College, participating in hundreds of events for board members, faculty, staff and students. She was active in community life and took a special interest in youth and education, serving in such roles as PTA President at John Kennedy School and hosting a number of Rotary exchange students. Mrs. Steiner, a Maryland native, was born in 1941. She and Dr. Steiner married in 1962, five years before relocating in Batavia, where they raised their four children.

The grand opening celebration features the work of two professional artists in a dual exhibit. Carol Acquilano is a painter, printmaker and book binder whose landscapes capture the beauty of the Rochester region and of Italy, while Eric Serritella is a nationally exhibiting ceramic artist specializing in hand-carved trompe l’oeil vessels transformed into birch and weathered logs.

The two hour celebration is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested (345-6809 or foundation@genesee.edu). The event includes music by the Tom Monte Trio and light refreshments.

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