Works by Clare Murray Adams (pictured right), professor of visual art at Malone University since 1997, will be exhibited at Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus in the Campus Library, located at 11000 Pleasant Valley Road in Parma, OH, now through October 29. Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fridays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. A reception will be held Wednesday, October 20 from 5 – 7 p.m. Sample artwork is pictured below.
Besides teaching at the college level and instructing at in-service workshops, Ms. Murray Adams has enjoyed a 25 year career as an exhibiting artist. This year alone, she has presented a solo exhibit: Reference Points Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery, SC; solo exhibit: Of Time and Place Anderson Gallery Canton, OH; Two-Person Exhibit: Identity Concourse Gallery Upper Arlington, OH; Fibernation 2nd April Gallerie Canton, OH; Home/House/Place Tri- C Campus Cuyahoga Falls, OH; The Artist as Quiltmaker FAVA Gallery Oberlin, Ohio; and Scriptorium Climate Gallery Long Island City New York, for which she won an award. Recently, her artwork was included in the newly released "Masters: Collage" published by Lark Books, and has been selected for inclusion in the upcoming "STARK ARThology,” a juried collection of local artists, with an expected November publication date.
Other awards include:
“Stark County Artists Show” Massillon Museum Juried by Griffith Mann Honorable
“Shelf Life”, Solo Exhibit Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
“Shelf Life”, Solo Exhibit Kent State University, Stark Canton, Ohio
“Encaustic Works: Two Views” Canton Museum of Art Two-Person Exhibit
“Stark County Artist Exhibit” Massillon Museum Juried by Charles Basham 2ND PLACE
2006, “Collage A Day”, Solo Exhibit Massillon Museum, Massillon, Ohio
“OH+5” Dairy Barn Cultural Art Center Athens, Ohio (juried) JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD
“National Collage Exhibit”, Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA (juried) HONORABLE 2005,
“Collage and Encaustics”, Solo Exhibit Malone University, Canton, Ohio
She is a member of the Canton Museum of Art, Massillon Museum of Art, Surface Design Association, College Art Association, Christians in the Visual Arts, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, and the Ohio Art Education Association. She is a past member of National Women in the Arts. Ideas of family, feminist concerns, elements of time, and universal emotional issues are continual themes for exploration in her work. More recent work relies on the processes involved in making 3D constructions, in collage and in encaustic painting or working with wax.