Faculty art show spotlights talent
By Megan Quinlan
From Sept. 17 to Oct. 5, 13 faculty members had their art on display in Locklear Hall’s art gallery.
“We definitely have some talented teachers here,” Jimmie Whortay III said.
“It’s nice to see what the professors are doing. I really enjoyed Walls’ sculpture,” Grant Colden said.
Julie Floss’s specialty is printmaking. Galionella IV, Secular Variation B, and Secular Variation R, were the three pieces put on display.
“Printmaking is a very democratic medium. It reaches across boundaries and establishes relationships to other media, such as drawing, painting and photography. It appeals the experimental approach I take to my work as well as the complexity of my imagery,” Floss said.
In order to create these pieces, Floss said she creates several drawings before working on the prints themselves.
“I am fascinated with the realities that lie beneath surfaces and or beyond the limits of human sight,” Floss said. “I find inspiration in the structural complexity that arises from the repetition of patterns found in natural or human-made objects.”
Other faculty artists were Janette Hopper, John Labadie, Margie Labadie, Ann Lopez, Ralph Steeds, Adam Walls, James Biederman, Carla Rokes, Jo Hart, Gina Gibson, Paul van Zandt and Dustin Hinson.
Art gallery assistant Colleen Griffiths said when a new showcase comes to the gallery, art classes often come to see the work.
A Chinese show from Nanjing Normal University Faculty Exhibition called East Meets West will be on display Oct. 9-12. A reception will be held Oct. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The gallery is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. When classes are not in session, the gallery remains closed.