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Semi-formal Altruism Gallery Show to benefit Athens High School's art program

ATHENS, Ohio (March 29, 2006) -- Students of Ohio University's School of Visual Communication, School of Art and School of Film are teaming up to show off their unique skills and creativity and raise money for Athens High School's budget-constrained art department. The semi-formal gallery show is the first to combine undergraduate and graduate artwork from the three schools and will take place Saturday, April 1, in the Baker University Center Ballroom from 7 to 11 p.m.

The Delta Alpha Phi Visual Communication Professional Fraternity (DAP), an organization that represents the four sequences in the School of Visual Communication, is hosting the event in hopes of uniting artists from across campus.

"The goal of the show is just to get people to appreciate the visual arts," said Laura Fuller, president of the Society of Professional Illustrators and public relations coordinator for the event. "Another goal is to showcase how good our students' work is throughout all of the schools involved."

DAP hopes to use the event as a way to bring attention not only to the work of Ohio University artists but also to raise money to support Athens High School's art department, which has been affected by budget cuts. To further support show support for the school, artwork from Athens High School students will be included in the show.

Libby Stachiw, curatorial assistant at the Kennedy Museum of Art, will be the curator for the show.

The event is open to the public and though there is no admission charge, DAP asks that donations will be made to support Athens High School's art department.

DAP will be collecting submissions for the show from March 27 to March 30 in the Baker University Center main lobby from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"All types of media are welcome," said Fuller. "We've got everything from sculpture to photographs to painting. We're accepting anything and everything."

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Media Contact: Public Relations Coordinator Laura Fuller, lf634902@ohio.edu

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