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6237 - Malone University Spring Semester Art Exhibits

6237| December 9, 2011

The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Visual Arts will hold the following art exhibits throughout the Spring Semester of 2012. The McFadden and Fountain Galleries are located within the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts. Art in a Case is located within the Cattell Library, all on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton.  The exhibits are free and open to the public.

McFadden Gallery: January 9-31

McFadden Gallery presents the colored pencil work of Sharon Frank Mazgaj. Using vibrant color Mazgaj captures memories of yesteryear. The works incorporate antiques, figurines, and dolls from her collections and often include a face. She feels this gives the work a sense of personality and whimsy.

Mazgaj is an active member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) and she exhibits her artwork in local and international juried art exhibits. She has received numerous awards for her work and is included in Stark ARThology, published by Indigo Ink Press of Canton. The work will be on display from January 9 through 31.

Fountain Gallery: January 9 - February 27

Fountain Gallery of Malone University presents the Second Annual Exhibit of R.S.V.P., a writing and visual art exchange project. Bridging the gap between the right brain and the left brain, R.S.V.P. involves ten students, half of whom are visual artists with the other half being writers. Participants are randomly paired in to five artist/writer duos. Each writer is to respond to a visual artwork with a piece of poetry or prose. Each artist responds to a written work in a visual medium such as paint, fiberarts, or photography. The resulting 20 pieces will be on display in the Fountain Gallery January 9 through February 27 with a reception on January 19 from 4-6 p.m.

March 12- April 20

The Fountain Gallery is exhibiting the oil paintings of Lynn Digby of Alliance. Digby considers herself a contemporary realist, finding harmony in complexity. The subjects of her work include still lifes, landscapes and portraits, with elaborate patterning and saturated color. When working with still life and landscape she is looking to communicate a calmness and serenity. Her portraiture has a similar focus where she strives to reveal the authenticity of the person.

A former art teacher, Digby now has a studio located in Second April Gallery in the downtown Canton Arts District. Her work will be on display March 12 until April 20.

January 9 - February 29

Art-in-a-Case presents the graphic and collage works of Julie Mader-Meersman from January 9 through February 29. She produces mixed media works that focus on personal narrative and experience, domestic life, and the visual and physical properties of words and books. Mader-Meersman teaches art in Alexandria, Kentucky and has had her work published in graphic design journals as well as in art books. She exhibits often in the United States and has work in several public and private collections. Malone University is pleased to exhibit her work from January 9 until February 29.

March 12 - April 20

Art-in-a-Case presents Fabric Handbags by Joanne Stock of Ludington, Michigan. A former high school science teacher and long time sewer and quilter, Stock uses her skills to create unique handbags embellished with beads, buttons and classy hardware and handles. Her work will be on display in the Case located in Everett Cattell Library from March 12 through April 20.

For more information or photos, visit our Department of Visual Arts.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2011.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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