Faculty on show at annual art exhibit

Students get plenty of chances to show their work to the public. This time art professors are stepping up to show their students what they have up their sleeves.

Faculty artwork will be displayed at the 54th annual Faculty Art Exhibit at the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery starting Monday.

Featuring the work of nine different faculty members, many different artistic media will be showcased including animation, sculpture, photography, painting and drawing. Along with the exhibit, several faculty members will give lectures discussing their artistic practice.

“Being professionally active and producing and exhibiting work that is critically engaged with the current
dialog in our field supports our teaching in the classroom,” assistant professor of studio art and 3G committee chair, Annie Strader said.

Each year the art department features approximately half of the faculty’s work in the annual exhibit, allowing larger works to be displayed in order to give a more in-depth look into an individual work. Strader said that the exhibit provides students with the opportunity to experience their professors’ work firsthand.

Along with exhibiting work, professor Valerie Powell will be giving a lecture discussing her artistic practice before the exhibit’s reception Monday. Adjunct lecturer Tudor Mitori and visiting assistant professor Ron Hollingshead will also speak in the gallery about their works Feb. 3.

Other faculty artists exhibiting include Thomas Seifert, Patric Lawler, Edward Morin, and Martin Amorous.

The exhibit will run until Feb. 13 and will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. with Saturdays open from 1 p.m. through 5 p.m.

The exhibit is free, and there will be an opening reception on Monday at 6 p.m.

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