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6376-Malone University announces art gallery series

6376-August 15, 2012

The Malone University College of Theology, Arts and Sciences – Department of Visual Arts has announced a series of exhibits opening the academic year. Galleries at the University are open during business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and are free and open to the public. 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 Everett L. Cattell Library. 

McFadden GalleryThe McFadden Gallery will show portraits by Sharon Charmley from August 27 - October 2. The works featured highlight Charmley's sensitive approach to portrait painting integrating technical mastery with an insightful depiction of the subject. Sharon (Durkin) Charmley, of North Canton, has a fine art degree from Kent State University. Since graduating, she has studied with several professional masters of painting. From these teachers such as Marvin Mattelson, Richard McDaniel and Judith Carducci, she learned much of the classical techniques that is evident in her paintings. Sharon lives in Uniontown with her husband Jim, and their two young boys. If you would like to see more, or commission a painting, she has a website at: sharoncharmley.com.

Fountain gallery The Fountain Gallery will show paintings by Susan J. Foster from August 27 - October 15. Foster's work focuses on large scale still life compositions which display a technical mastery combined with a painterly approach to the subject. Susan J. Foster, born in Warren, studied at the University of Toronto and The Ontario College of Art. She currently lives in Bradenton Florida where she teaches at the Ringling School of Art and Design (CCSP), at The River Studio School which she established in 2001, and at The Southern Atelier.

Art-in-a-case Art-In-A-Case, located in the foyer of the Everett Cattell Library, will feature Turning to Nature, Jewelry by Elizabeth Jacob from August 27 - October 15. Born in Canton, Elizabeth Jacob attended Ohio University where she earned a bachelor's degree in English. Her current work is jewelry handcrafted with quality glass beads, swarovski crystals, vintage beads, pearls, semi-precious stones and sterling silver and gold metal. She finds inspiration for her jewelry pieces in the natural world around her. Her jewelry is available through her studio, Yellow Finch Designs, found at yellowfinchdesigns.etsy.com/.

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 2012.


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

Categories: visualarts