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    Stony Brook Celebrates Unbound Arts Festival

    Throughout the Stony Brook campus from April 11-19 students will be able to see some very impressive and interesting pieces of art.

    This artwork is part of the Shirley Strum Kenny Arts Festival Unbound, and ranges from sculptures of mythical figures to colorful collages.’ Unbound was founded by graduating senior Alton Falcone last year and who is curating the event this year with James Pearson, also a Stony Brook student.’ Professor Nobuho Nagasawa is the faculty advisor.’ The festival, open to any student, staff or faculty member consists of eleven pieces of artwork.’ The artwork is currently being displayed throughout the campus, with some pieces in the Humanities Building, Staller Center, and the Women’s Studies Department.’ The displayed artwork can also be found in outside areas, including Alton’s own work Broken Obelisk located outside the campus bookstore.’

    When asked what the objective behind the event is Falcone stated, ‘I want to see this campus transformed by the students to reveal their interiority and their vision.’ The entire campus is the venue – from an office to a tree outside.” When walking outside the Melville Library one definitely sees the vision of Chloe Weil’s Call Your Mom which adds an enjoyable splash of color to the bleak winter landscape, highlighted by colored ornaments hanging from a tree.’ Meanwhile Danny Loveridge’s Initially Steel, a sculpture created out of steel beams creates a more demanding presence.’ Mika Hoshino’s Zeus located in the Staller Center shows a very detailed and intricate effigy of a Greek God.’

    The primary goals of this event are best stated in Unbound’s mission statement.’ These include bringing attention to the presence of the thriving art community, allowing faculty and students to present their work to Stony Brook students in a setting of their choice, and assisting students on the campus with their professional development by having them place their artwork in a public setting.’

    If the artwork displayed this year is any indication of what we will see in the future years, Unbound will undoubtedly captivate the entire community’s attention.’ ‘ ‘

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