Artist and Poet Judith Ferrara to Exhibit at WPI's Gordon Library Gallery

Contact: WPI Media Relations, 508-831-5706

Worcester, Mass. - May 13, 2003 - Judith Ferrara, an award winning visual artist and poet will be the featured artist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute's (WPI) George C. Gordon Library from June 6 to September 12, 2003.

Ms. Ferrara has titled her exhibit "environments," and has included highly stylized paintings inspired by shapes found in landscapes and cityscapes. Using acrylics, oil sticks and collage, her intensely colored and abstracted work invites a broad range of interpretation.

An opening reception is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday June 7. On Friday, September 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Ms. Ferrara will host a poetry reading in conjunction with the exhibit.

The reception, exhibit and reading are free of charge. For information on hours and directions, please call 508-831-831-6612; email archives@wpi.edu; or go to www.wpi.edu/Academics/Library.

What: "Environments: Paintings by Judith Ferrara" exhibition
Where: George C. Gordon Library, Third Floor Gallery, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester
When: June 6 to September 12
Admission: Free
Information: Hours and directions: 508-831-6612
E-mail: archives@wpi.edu
Website: www.wpi.edu/Academics/Library

Both the Gordon Library and the Gallery are handicapped accessible

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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WPI's innovative, globally focused curriculum has been recognized by leaders in industry, government and academia as the model for the technological education of tomorrow. Students emerge from this program as true technological humanists, well rounded, with the confidence, the interpersonal skills and the commitment to innovation they need to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives.

The university awarded its first advanced degree in 1898. Today, its first-rate research laboratories support master's and Ph.D. programs in more than 30 disciplines in engineering, science and the management of technology. Located in the heart of the region's biotechnology and high-technology sectors, WPI has built research programs-including the largest industry/university alliance in North America-that have won it worldwide recognition.