For Immediate Release —April 16, 2009
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David Irwin
Media Relations Manager
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Edna Hibel’s 2001 lithograph “Chioggia”

Edna Hibel Lithographs to be Featured in SUNY Geneseo Exhibition

GENESEO, N.Y. – An exhibition of lithographs by internationally known American artist Edna Hibel will be on display at the State University of New York’s Lockhart Gallery April 20 – May 30.  “Edna Hibel:  A Life in Lithography” is from the extensive collection of Geneseo alumna Christina Carriero, who has accumulated more than 500 of the artist’s works.

“I am fascinated by Edna’s absolute genius,” said Carriero, president and chief executive officer of Advanced Management Systems in Troy, N.Y.   “Her works display an incredible beauty of everyday existence and show a way of life that was tough but content.  It’s a true pleasure for me to offer these lithographs for my alma mater to feature this extraordinary artist.” 

Hibel, who is 92 and still painting and creating lithographs, has exhibited in prestigious museums and galleries in more than 20 countries on four continents.   She was a National Women’s History project honoree last year, and in 2001 received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts.  In 1995, the U.S. National Archives Foundation commissioned her to commemorate 75 years of women receiving the universal right to vote.  Her humanitarian work also has been recognized, especially for efforts in accommodating cultural understanding among countries.  She has received six honorary doctorates. 

An opening reception for the Hibel is scheduled May 3 from 1- 2:30 p.m. in the Lockhart Gallery, 26 Main St.  The exhibition also is supported by Geneseo’s School of the Arts and the Geneseo Foundation.

Lockhart Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  For more information, call (585) 245-5813 or visit llbgalleries.geneseo.edu.

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