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Art Exhibit at 1 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs Spotlights Student Michael Cole

By Dareth McKenna, secretary, Office of Collegewide Academic Review

January 9, 2013

"The Choir," an exhibit by Michael Cole is currently on display in the once-bare office of the vice provost, 1 Union Ave., third floor, Saratoga Springs. Cole is an Empire State College student at the Saratoga Unit pursuing his bachelor’s degree.

Cole says his exhibit is “an instantaneous explosion of expression.” In his artist statement, Cole adds, “I like to produce work that appears to almost happen as an accident; a sort of trial and error.”

His use of mixed media and bright colors enable the viewer to be drawn into his vibrant imagery.  “The Choir” expresses his passion for “fashion, history and abstract design.” The artist says he wants each person to come away from viewing his work with his or her own judgments and emotions.

The exhibit is curated by Judith Belt-Smith, curator of The Teaching Gallery at 111 West Ave. and a student in the School for Graduate Studies.

The show runs through January.

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