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Fall 2010 Art Exhibit Schedule

Fall 2010 Art Exhibit Schedule
August 27, 2010

The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Art announces the 2010 exhibit schedule for the campus’ three galleries.  All galleries are open during business hours.  The purpose of these art shows is to showcase a variety of art forms by many talented artists, both local and from across the United States.  The exhibits are free and open to the public.  For more information, go to: malone.edu/art.

Art-in-a-Case

Art-in-a-Case presents the ceramic work of Bob Yost of Akron, Ohio.

Yost’s work is inspired by traditional, functional forms that he creates using slab construction.   Rhythmic patterns are often created in the clay using a variety of found objects.  As a working potter for 25 years, Yost feels the key to success is to “keep working, play and create everyday”.

Presently Yost works out of a new home studio.  His work is often on view locally at 2nd April Gallerie.

The work in the Case will be on display in Malone’s Everett Cattell Library Aug. 30-Oct. 25, 2010.

McFadden Gallery

The opening exhibit in the McFadden Gallery for Fall 2010 is a group show entitle “Paint . Clay . Fiber”.  Each of the three artists is an expert in their chosen media, exhibiting work inspired by nature and the joy experienced in the creation of objects with aesthetic integrity.

Paint:

Emily Vigil, with an MFA in painting and drawing from Louisiana State University, has been exhibiting in galleries, festivals, and museums for the past ten years.  The work in this exhibit combines painting and collage in a way that references both the logical and poetic aspects involved when interpreting nature.

Clay:

Laura Donnelly is a retired art teacher, with a Masters of Arts in Education degree from Walsh University and a BFA from Kent State University.  She has received awards in area as well as national art contests.  Currently she is a member of the Pottery Council, a community of potters and ceramic artists from around the world.  Using stoneware clay, Donnelly creates functional and sculptural works that reflect personal themes inspired by something “as simple as a smell, a color, a word, or a common daily routine.”

Fiber:

Ellen Dieter is a weaver who received a BA from Baldwin Wallace College and an MFA from Kent State University.  Her fiber work has been included in invitational and juried exhibits nationally and internationally, including the 4th International Textile Competition in Kyoto, Japan.  Some of the work in this exhibit is inspired by the ship cloths of Sumatra, textiles that have both visual and spiritual references in that culture.  Full of color, pattern, and texture, her work offers the viewer many ways to understand the pieces, depending upon their own experiences.

The Paint . Clay . Fiber exhibit will be on display in the McFadden Gallery, located within the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts at 2600 Cleveland Avenue NW in Canton, August 30-October 8, 2010.

Fountain Gallery

Fountain Gallery is hosting the work of Julie Friedman, who has a BFA from Kent State University and a Masters of Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She is adjunct faculty who teaches drawing, printmaking, and design at a variety of colleges and universities in Northeast Ohio.  In 2003 Friedman received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council.

The body of work on exhibit in the Fountain Gallery was inspired by the formation of overlapping positive and negative shapes in the roots found in her garden.  She is attracted to the strength of root systems that feed and nurture plants while doing so invisibly underground.   Freidman finds that printmaking and painting offer her ways to explore her conceptual ideas, creating works that are based on images the viewer recognizes but with deeper, more personal associations.

Ms. Friedman’s work will be on display in the Fountain Gallery, located within the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts at 2600 Cleveland Avenue NW in Canton, August 30-October 25, 2010.