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SUNY Plattsburgh Visual Artist Series Welcomes Doug Dubois

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 6, 2009) - SUNY Plattsburgh's Visual Artist Series will host photographer Doug Dubois on March 26 at 7 p.m in the Angell College Center's Cardinal Lounge on the college campus. This event is free and open to the public.

The Visual Artist Series is a collaboratively organized and hosted event that brings seven to nine artists to the campus every year. These artists give public lectures, workshops, demos and critiques. The series is funded by the Student Association through the Campus Arts Council.

Drew Goerlitz, assistant professor of sculpture cited the importance of the Visual Artist Series by saying, "It's pretty important for students to see working artists; they can see how other people make their living."

Goerlitz also noted that the college is not located in a metropolitan city where access to art museums and galleries is easily attained.

"The series is a way for the students to market themselves and interact with the artists on a personal level, something they normally wouldn't be able to do if they just went to an exhibit," he said.

The series is another way that SUNY Plattsburgh makes the arts part of the fabric of the college and community.

Doug Dubois' photographs are in collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

He has received fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The National Endowment for the Arts, SITE Santa Fe, Light Works and the John Gutmann Foundation.

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