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Landscape Paintings Art Exhibit to be Held at Mount Union College

January 26, 2007

Mount Union College will feature landscape paintings by area artists Charles Basham, Charles Beneke, Douglas Goldsmith and Dean Shaffer from February 4 through March 1 in the Crandall Art Gallery.

Basham, an adjunct professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Kent State University, earned bachelor and master of fine arts degrees from Kent State University. He has had numerous works exhibited nationwide.

Beneke earned a bachelor of arts degree in art and psychology from Kenyon College and a master of arts degree in printingmaking and mixed media from the University of Connecticut. He is currently an associate professor of art at the University of Akron.

Goldsmith, who earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from The Cleveland Institute of Art and a master of fine arts degree from Carnegie Mellon Universit, has exhibited works throughout Ohio as well as in Maine and New York. He is currently an assistant professor at Kent State University, teaching color theory and illustration.

Shaffer, a graduate of Cooper School of Art in Cleveland, earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute. Shaffer also earned certification for secondary education in the visual arts and mathematics from the University of Akron.

An artists' reception will be held on Saturday, February 10 from 4-6 p.m. and will feature chamber music by the Mount Union students of Dr. Elaine Anderson, associate professor of music.

Crandall Gallery, which is located at the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue between Cope Musical Hall and Rodman Playhouse, is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1-6 p.m.

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