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Art department to host ‘Speak for Me' exhibit

Art department to host ‘Speak for Me' exhibit

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The Lycoming College Art Department will host "Speak for Me (ventriloquist)," an exhibit by Jackie Milad, in the College's Art Gallery in Snowden Library Feb. 21-March 28. A reception and gallery talk will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.

Milad's drawings explore the comprehension of facial expressions and body language – as well as expose awkward moments of long silences, uncomfortable eye contact and uneasy proximity. Although two-dimensional, the project intentionally references theatrical accouterments, including costumes and dramatic lighting.

Milad has exhibited internationally and nationally in such places such as The Contemporary Museum in Baltimore; Gallery 32 as part of the London Biennale; Delaware Center of Contemporary Art in Wilmington; Museum of Fine Arts in Mazatlan, Mexico; and Galeria del Jovenes in Culiacan, Mexico.

In 2005, she earned a master's of fine arts degree from Towson University in Maryland with a competitive graduate fellowship, and in 2000 she earned a bachelor of fine arts from Tufts University and the School of Museum of Fine Arts in Massachusetts.

In 1998, Milad studied painting at the Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy. She is program coordinator and curator for the Stamp Gallery at University of Maryland, College Park. In 2010, Milad was awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

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Lycoming College is a four-year residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., the College fosters academic rigor, a supportive faculty and successful student outcomes. It offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.

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