August 12, 2003
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-AMHERST, Mass.-The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will mark the new academic year with an Amherst Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit in the Fairchild Gallery to honor the faculty from the Department of Fine Arts. The exhibit will run from Tuesday, Sept. 9, until Sunday, Nov. 2.

The Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit includes paintings by Joseph Ablow, David Gloman and Robert T. Sweeney; photographs by Stephen Petegorsky and Justin Kimball; prints by Betsey Garand; and sculpture by Carol Keller. The exhibition exemplifies the range of media, subject matter, and aesthetic attitudes practiced and taught by the Amherst faculty.

On Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. in September and October, the Mead will offer a firsthand opportunity to hear the artists talk about the work in the exhibition.

Sept. 23, Justin Kimball, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Sept. 30, Betsey Garand, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Oct. 7, David Gloman, Visiting Lecturer
Oct. 21, Carol Keller, Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
Oct. 28, Stephen Petegorsky (Class of 1975), Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Other events include a talk by Joseph Ablow, artist in residence at Amherst College, on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 4:30 p.m., in conjunction with his retrospective exhibition in the Eli Marsh Gallery in Fayerweather Hall. On Friday, Oct. 17, Robert T. Sweeney, the William R. Mead Professor of Fine Arts, will give a gallery talk at the Mead Art Museum at 4:30 p.m., to launch the Homecoming Weekend festivities. This event will be followed by a reception in the Museum.

This exhibition and related programming are supported in part by the Associates of Fine Arts. The Mead Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Thursday evenings until 9 p.m. More information can be obtained on the museum's Website at or by calling the museum at 413/542-2335. All events are free and open to the public.