‘Faces’ art exhibits scheduled for Binghamton

SUNY Broome students are displaying the second group of marginalized and overlooked people in the Exhibition Series: FACES. Join SUNY Broome Visual Communications Associate Professor Patricia Evans for a three-part exhibition series of “Faces,” a series of portraits created by SUNY Broome students.

Faces of Women Suffragists are on exhibit now through March 28 at the Broome County Arts Council at 81 State St. in Binghamton; hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit showcases classical realist life-size portrait drawings of iconic suffragists throughout history rendered in charcoal, pencil and mixed media. Evans offered to have her ART 115: Beginning Drawing students research the history of suffragists, including birth and death records and individual contributions towards the vote for women.

Faces of the Holocaust are on exhibit now through April 26 at Riverside Towers, located at 5 Riverside drive in Binghamton; lobby hours are daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Professor Evans will also speak about the exhibit during a First Friday artist talk from 7 to 7:20 p.m. April 6. Portraits represent survivors and non-survivors of the Holocaust, rendered in charcoal, pencil and mixed media.

Looking ahead to the First Friday of December on Dec. 7, Christ Church at 10 Henry St. will hold a holiday surprise exhibit, displaying portraits from the Faces series.

Each semester, Professor Evans’ students focus on a marginalized and overlooked group of people, drawing attention to the sacrifice and struggle that it takes to make a difference. Her students take on the challenge of researching individual roles then begin the process of creating a likeness based on archival photographs.