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6433-Fall Art Exhibits at Malone University

6433-October 11, 2012

art exhibitMalone University galleries will open new exhibits later this month. Both the Fountain Gallery and McFadden Gallery are located within the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, are free and open to the public during business hours.

The Fountain Gallery will present "The Handkerchief Memory Project," from October 24 through December 3 with a reception on November 1 from 4-7 p.m. The exhibit is a response to sabbatical research of Clare Murray Adams, MFA, professor of art. A group of 55 handkerchiefs are illustrated with the memories of the people she interviewed while investigating how memory affects us as we age. By floating the handkerchiefs instead of pinning them to the wall, Adams hopes to leave the viewer with the feeling of memory as something somewhat elusive.

The exhibit also includes a book of images and corresponding written narratives, as well as a powerpoint presentation displaying the images with voice over narration of the stories. Support for this exhibit was provided by Malone University for granting Adams sabbatical leave during the spring 2012 semester, and from ArtsinStark, which helped fund the project.

The McFadden Gallery will display the Annual Faculty Exhibit through October 30. The show features works by visual arts faculty members, Gary Spangler, Barb Drennan, and Clare Murray Adams, and gallery curator, Heather D. Bryson. The works displayed show a range of technique and subject matter. Spangler's digital and hand-colored photographs focus on close-ups of everyday objects challenging the viewer's perspective. Drennan's oil paintings skillfully employ impressionistic brushstrokes with a rich palette in several landscapes. Adams explores the complexities of space, private and public, in a series of mixed media collages executed on various surfaces, such as plexiglass, fabric, and paper. Lastly, Bryson's abstracted landscapes utilize strong contrast to investigate themes of non-traditional self-portraiture and emotional complexities.

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 has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 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 2015 


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