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Malone University Fountain Gallery presents works of Clara Schwan through April 1

March 7, 2014 | Release # 6858

The Malone University Department of Visual Arts will present the exhibit We Don't Want to Be Seen by painter Clara Schwan in the Fountain Gallery, located within the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton, Ohio. The exhibit will run through April 1.

We Don't Want to Be Seen|Clara Schwan

Schwan, of Cleveland, Ohio, explores "moments of introversion, insecurity, and vulnerability" in this series of paintings. The works vary in size from small, intimate paintings to larger canvases while maintaining a consistency of theme throughout. She writes of her work, "Each painting asks the questions of when we want to disappear, why, and how. Furthermore, what is it we do want when we don't want to be seen? Beneath the concealed face, the closed eyes, the cover of night, there is a desire to dispel one's flaws, one's history—  to cast away this shame, shyness, embarrassment, vanity, sorrow, or anger. We try to hide but we are seen, caught in moments painted."

Schwan studied fine art at Pratt Institute and Wittenberg University. She received her bachelor of arts in studio art from Wittenberg in May 2012 and was a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center in September 2012. In the late summer and early fall of 2013, Schwan was stationed in Woodstock, N.Y. as an intern artist-in-residence and Program Assistant for the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, the oldest art colony in the nation.

The Fountain Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.


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Director of University Relations
Malone University
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