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FAU’s MacArthur Campus Library Presents ‘Ack, Ack Ack’ and ‘Through the Lens’

Exhibitions Showcase Creativity of Two South Florida Professors

BOCA RATON, FL (August 6, 2007) – Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery is hosting two exhibitions, “Ack, Ack, Ack” and “Through the Lens,” Saturday, August 18, through Friday, October 19, on FAU’s Jupiter campus, located at 5353 Parkside Drive.

 “Ack, Ack, Ack” is Kyle Trowbridge’s exhibition, featuring mixed media on paper, primarily ink, acrylic paint, shellac and tea stains. He focuses on children and teenagers in an attempt to explore the stereotypes of youth and myths of adolescence.

“These artworks function as a reminder of the world we were promised as children, and a visual record of my search for understanding in that world as an adult,” said Trowbridge. “The loss of innocence or purity clearly illustrates the ever-changing nature of life itself. This is where I feel my art survives.”

Trowbridge, a Miami resident, received his master of fine arts from the University of Miami in 1999 and is employed there as a professor. He has exhibited in Toronto, Santo Domingo, New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and in Austria at the Vienna Biennale.

              FAU’s MacArthur Campus Library is pleased to have such a well-known artist show in its gallery space, said Diane Arrieta, exhibition chairman. “The series he is showing has a certain innocence about it. Yet, just under the surface there seems to be something else present. There are more adult themes left for the viewer to interpret. Kyle's work is very powerful.”

“Through the Lens” is an exhibit by Karen Chinander, an assistant professor in the Barry Kaye College of Business at FAU. She is an avid photographer and hiker, with a particular interest in nature and architectural photography. Chinander, who lives in Palm Beach Gardens, enjoys searching for just the right viewpoint and subject matter to enhance the emotion that is conveyed in photography, and finds that close-ups and abstracts best achieve this goal.

                 “In daily life, I try to count my blessings and to create special moments out of the wonderful or the ordinary,” said Chinander. “This carries over into my photography, where my goal is to find an intriguing view of ordinary sights and objects.   I find that close-ups, shadows, morning light and unusual angles can accomplish this objective in photos.”  

Chinander’s photographs have been featured in exhibitions at FAU’s MacArthur campus, Pitman Photo in Miami and the Morikami Museum in Delray Beach. Her photographic awards include “Best of Show” in FAU’s 2007 MacART Exhibit and first place in the 2006 MacART Exhibit.

“Dr. Karen Chinander has a great grasp on design and interpretation,” said Arrieta. “Her photographs transport you to exotic and peaceful places. They will be a welcome addition to the library exhibition space.”

The library’s hours are Sunday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 561-799-8530 or visit


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