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Drawings at Atrium Gallery through Dec. 6 (Released: 1/26/98)

by Sherry Fisher, Office of University Communications.

Storrs, Conn. -- When Yvonne Buchanan was a youngster, she got into trouble for drawing cartoons on the walls in her house. After reprimands from her mother and weekends cleaning off her creations with Ajax, she resolved never to have her art erased.

Cora Lynn Deibler says her art work was inspired by the Mad magazines that she bought with a small allowance at a local supermarket.

Drawings by Buchanan, Deibler and Lynn Pauley will be on display in the exhibit, "Drawing on Three: Crossing Paths" at the University of Connecticut’s Atrium Gallery in the Fine Arts Building through Feb. 6.

Pauley and Buchanan will give slide lectures on their work Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. in room 107 of the art building.

"All our work begins with the basic structure of drawing with applied color," says Deibler, an assistant professor of art, who curated the show. "We all bring to our work an educational component and a strong studio sensibility," she adds.

Buchanan was born and raised in New York City. A graduate of the Parsons School of Design

with a degree in illustration, she has worked for publications including Newsday, The Washington Post, the New York Times and The Nation. She has completed her fourth children’s book, Fly, Bessie, Fly" published by Simon and Schuster. Her other books includeFollow the Drinking Gourd published by Rabbit Ears/Simon and Schuster, Tingo, Tingo, Mango Tree published by Silver Burdett and Juneteenth Jamboree published by Lee and Low.

Deibler says drawing is the initial building block in all her images. "In addition, the element of humor or satire is consistent," she says. "Sometimes it is purely visual, other times verbal, but it is always present," she says.

Deibler, who teaches illustration and watercolor courses at UConn has free lanced for Scholastic, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Boyd’s Mills Press and Pennsylvania State University. She has also done a series for Planned Parenthood in New York.

Pauley, a New York artist and illustrator got her first big break in 1992 when she covered one women’s course of breast cancer treatment in a two-part series for New York magazine. From 1992-93, her on-site drawings appeared weekly accompanying articles for the Our Towns and About New York columns for the New York Times Metro Section.

In 1995, Pauley chronicled the Oklahoma City bombing for New Yorker magazine, where she contributes frequently. Her drawings have also appeared in Sports Illustrated, Ladies Home Journal, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone and Working Women.

Pauley, who teaches in the illustration department at the Parsons School of Design, has taught at Syracuse University, and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

The Atrium Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.