Jessi Lee Ross to exhibit sound installation art at Cazenovia College

Macungie, Pa., student

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CAZENOVIA, NY (04/24/2013)(readMedia)-- The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall is hosting exhibitions of work by students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program through the close of the semester. Currently, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree candidates from the Studio Art and Photography programs are showing their work, which includes photographs, photographic installation, sound installation, sculpture, painting and printmaking. The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

Jessi Lee Ross of Macungie, Pa., is majoring in studio art, specializing in sound, with a minor in art history. Ross's exhibition, titled Euphony, runs from May 1 to 4, and has opening and closing receptions: May 1, 4 - 6 p.m. and May 4, 3 - 5 p.m.

Ross is a graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School in Pennsburg, Pa. She says she was was born with fingers fond of grasping pencils, hands desiring to mold materials, and a throat yearning to make melodies. Through sensory enticement, She aims to make you experience a world other than the customary; to remind you of the slight vibrations you constantly feel, the light you never noticed, the scent of a memory you did not know you had. Through her creative output, she strives to bring attention to the limitations of perception and how those limitations compose the definition of reality. She hopes that this understanding may make you cherish the mutual relationship between science and spirituality. But overall, really, she just wants you to feel what it means to be alive.

She writes, "Everything is vibrating. Quantum physics proves that at the most microscopic level all matter consists of tiny particles vibrating against one another. When particles vibrate, a sound is produced. Therefore, everything is sound. Your voice is composed of a combination of vibrations. These vibrations in your vocal chords create harmonies, which register within the human ear as a singular tone, or voice, completely unique to you and you alone.

"Due to this unique yet innate quality, the use of a voice is very effective in sound therapy, or neuroacoustic therapy. Arising from inspiration found within neuroacoustic research, these sound narratives manifest from the vibration of my own vocal chords, as well as from my entire being. Since I vibrate, you vibrate, this page vibrates, all matter vibrates, these sounds share the same nature as everything in the Universe. --- 'Universe' = 'uni' + 'verse' = 'one' + "song'"

The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall, 6 Sullivan St., is on the corner of Sullivan and Seminary streets in Cazenovia. Hours during the academic year are: Monday through Thursday, 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; Friday, 1-4 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 2-6 p.m. Summer hours vary. Shows and receptions are free and open to the public. The gallery is handicapped accessible.

For information contact Jen Pepper, gallery director, by e-mail to Information is also on the Web at

Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college near Syracuse, N.Y., offering a comprehensive liberal arts education in an exceptional community environment, with academic and co-curricular programs devoted to developing leaders in their professional fields. Cazenovia, named one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, is also a national College of Distinction. For more information, visit

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