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Visual Artist Series Presents Sculpture John Umphlett Nov. 18

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ John Umphlett, an artist from Shaftsbury, Vt., will be the next presenter in the Visual Artist Series at Plattsburgh State University of New York. Umphlett will discuss his work on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center.

Umphlett received his bachelor of fine arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1997 and his M.F.A. from Bennington College in 1999. He uses a variety of mediums in his sculptures including plastic, metal, rubber, velvet, hair and, in one piece, a 1967 Ford F100.
Umphlett begain exhibiting his work in 1996, and his exhibitions have included the GALA Art and Artists Celebration at Franconia Sculpture Park (Taylor Falls, Minn.), and the North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture and Performance Exhibition. He has also received several awards including the FSP/Jerome Fellowship and the Brawny Towel Man Award.
The Visual Artist Series is sponsored by the Student Association through the Campus Arts Council. The presentation is free and open to the public.


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