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GCC Exhibits Photos by Faculty Member and Wife in Free Art Exhibit

February 3, 2009

Suzanne Higgins 623.845.3808
Patricia Rhodes Vogel 623.845.3014

Personal Spaces, a free exhibit of photographic images, will be open to the public from Monday, Feb. 9, through Thursday, March. 5, at Glendale Community College. It is comprised of photographs by Dean Terasaki, photography instructor at GCC, and photographs by his wife, Teri Terasaki. Their photographs will be displayed in the GCC Student Union, which is open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sunday. A meet-the-artists reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10 in the Student Union.

GCC is located at 6000 W. Olive Avenue in Glendale, and the Student Union is on the south side of the campus. Parking is free.

Both photographers work in the tradition of the personal image, which is the connection between individual perception and the world at large. Dean Terasaki's ink-jet scrolls are biographical and concern the passage of time as it affects society and his own physical well-being. Teri Terasaki's large color photographs address the waste people are responsible for as members of a consumer culture, and how they manage their self images within the constraints of that culture.

Dean Terasaki earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University. He is an original member of the The Kitchenette, a cooperative photography gallery in the Roosevelt neighborhood in downtown Phoenix. He has had several one-person shows including exhibitions at the Print Center in Philadelphia and Northlight Gallery at ASU.

Teri Terasaki teaches art and music at a Phoenix-area elementary school. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography at Arizona State University. A founding member of the Gallery 8 cooperative, she also collaborates with her husband in making photo-image origami.

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