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Wilson Art Gallery at Le Moyne College Hosts Sculpture Exhibit

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … An exhibit of the work of Peter Michel will be on display in the Wilson Art Gallery of the Noreen Reale Falcone Library at Le Moyne College. The exhibit, “Sculpture in Celebration of Self, Relationship & Community,” opens on Fri., Nov. 20, and will run through Fri., Dec. 18, and can be seen during regular library hours (Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday from noon until 2 a.m.).

An opening reception will be held in the Wilson Art Gallery on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5 - 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (314) 445-4153.

Peter Michel’s work celebrates self, relationship and community, using symbols to explore the ways in which we are related, connected and the same, as well as the ways in which we are special and unique.  It explores the richness of the mind, and the ongoing conversations that shape our responses and our being.

Born in Schenectady, N.Y., Michel studied fine arts at Oberlin College in Ohio and architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has worked as an architect in Boston, New York and Houston, and now that he is retired, he is pursuing his passion for sculpture.

Michel’s work has been shown in galleries and museums in central New York as well as in many shows throughout the country.  In 1999 and 2000 his monumental sculptures were included in Chicago’s Pier Walk show, one of the largest outdoor sculpture shows in the world.  His work has been commissioned by the Houston Festival, the Houston Folk Arts Council, the Houston Academy of Gymnastics and a number of private individuals.  His work is in private collections across the United States as well as in Germany, Japan, Korea and South Africa.

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posted on: 10/28/2009