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Source: Lynn Cool, 785-840-7743, lcool@k-state.edu
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Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010

K-STATE'S CHAPMAN GALLERY TO FEATURE EXHIBITION BY MASTER'S STUDENT FROM LAWRENCE

MANHATTAN -- An exhibition of artwork by Lynn Cool, a master of fine arts student from Lawrence, will be on display Sept. 7-17 in Willard Hall's Mark A. Chapman Gallery at Kansas State University.

"Amalgamation," Cool's thesis exhibition, includes sculptural art pieces inspired by traditional European goldsmithing that she researched while living in Finland in 2008. Her pieces are fabricated from copper and silver sheet into hollow forms called holloware.

"My work offers a variety of metalworking technical skills found in both traditional holloware and jewelry forms, such as chasing and repousse, enamelwork, and stone setting to illustrate themes of nature and memory," she said. "Unlike historical holloware forms, each of these artworks contains a removable component that can be worn as a jewelry art piece. It makes my work distinct from traditional metalworks of presentation cups, trophies and liturgical objects created during the medieval and Renaissance eras."

The exhibition is a requirement for Cool's master's degree. She earned her bachelor of fine art from the University of Kansas.

The Chapman Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 pm. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. A closing reception will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at the gallery. The public is invited.