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Art show focuses on awkward expressions

The Lycoming College Art Department's Art Show "Speak for Me (ventriloquist)," an exhibit by Jackie Milad, opened Feb. 21 in the College's Art Gallery in the Snowden Library. The show will run through March 28.

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.

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.

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