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Student illustrators to show their work at Oswego State Downtown

OSWEGO — Students in a SUNY Oswego illustration class will display their artwork beginning March 29, at Oswego State Downtown.

An opening reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. that day at the downtown branch of the College Store at West First and Bridge streets in Oswego.

SUNY Oswego students in instructor Judith Ann Benedict's fall 2013 introductory class in illustration talk about how to look beyond likenesses of historical figures to indicate personality, an assignment that helped lead to an exhibition titled "Traditional Illustration by Oswego Students" from March 29 to April 19 at Oswego State Downtown, corner of West First and Bridge streets.
SUNY Oswego students in instructor Judith Ann Benedict’s fall 2013 introductory class in illustration talk about how to look beyond likenesses of historical figures to indicate personality, an assignment that helped lead to an exhibition titled “Traditional Illustration by Oswego Students” from March 29 to April 19 at Oswego State Downtown, corner of West First and Bridge streets.

The exhibition will run through April 19.

The display, “Traditional Illustration by Oswego Students,” began as a pair of assignments in instructor Judith Ann Benedict’s introductory class in illustration last fall. The students worked on portraits of historical figures and came up with endings to a graphic novel.

Benedict said that for the historical figures, students “were encouraged to look beyond a likeness and include indications of personality, etc., in their finished work.”

For the graphic novel assignment, each student worked from the same story to illustrate the ending in nine to 15 panels, using a color palette restricted to black, white-grays and reds.

The course’s goal was to acquaint students with creative techniques, technical processes and business aspects commonly used in illustration, Benedict said.

Oswego State Downtown is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call 216-4985 or email [email protected]