OPENING: Menschel Exhibition

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 6 - 8pm

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Joseph Riley & Audrey Snyder

Joseph Riley & Audrey Snyder

Tuesday, January 29, 6:00 - 8:00pm

6th & 7th Floor Lobbies, Foundation Building

Please join us at the opening of the Benjamin J. Menschel Fellowship Exhibition, featuring projects by Alexandra Alexa (ARCH) + Benjamin Johnson (ARCH), Zulaikha Ayub (ARCH) + David Varon (ARCH), Joseph Riley (ART) + Audrey Snyder (ART), Priscilla Aleman (ART) and Ariel Jackson (ART).

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