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Paul Smith's faculty art exhibit

PAUL SMITHS - "Botanicals from the Northern Forest," an exhibit of paintings by two Paul Smith's College faculty members, will be on display at the school's library through the first week of April.

The paintings are by Lee Ann Sporn, a biology professor at the college, and Meg Bernstein, an art instructor.

Sporn says since joining the college's faculty in 2003, she has become fascinated with aspects of biology that can be seen - as opposed to biology that can't be seen, which is her background.

"I often sit in the woods and gaze at these plants for hours," Sporn said of her watercolors in the exhibit. "The paintings just sort of happen."

Bernstein is a member of the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake. In addition to needlework, weaving and other fiber media, especially appliqu , Bernstein is interested in evolution and the way elements of the natural world behave and grow.

Paul Smith's College is located at the corner of State Routes 86 and 30. For more information, call the college at 327-6227.

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