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Young sculptor also likes helping others

When Kathryn White decides to do something, whether it’s academics or community service, she commits to it with a remarkable passion.

A solo exhibition of the senior’s artwork opened last week at the Rosefsky Gallery in the Fine Arts Building and will be on display through Tuesday, May 2. It includes roughly 20 bronze pieces.

“I’m interested in people and how they relate to each other and their environment,” she said. White hopes those who see her sculptures will form their own ideas about the artwork.

James Stark, associate professor of art, said White has a very contemporary interest in self-image and the maturity to express that concern in her sculpture.

“She’s got a body of work that’s amazing,” he said. “I would compare her favorably to many graduate students.”

Stark said he appreciates White’s determination, imagination and work ethic. “People don’t work as hard as she does unless there’s something passionate within them,” he said.

White, 21, of Unadilla, transferred to Binghamton as a sophomore. Her career interests include museum education and she has been interning at the Discovery Center to explore that option.

But there’s more to this young woman than her art.

White was recently honored as Outstanding Secretary and Distinguished Member during a statewide conference for Circle K. She contributed 104½ hours of service in the past year, second to only one other member of the campus chapter of Circle K.

The club assists other area nonprofits, including the Broome County Public Library and the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse. Members also get involved with efforts that require direct contact with those who need help.

Those moments are White’s favorites, she said.
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Last Updated: 10/14/08