October 22, 2007
WOOSTER, Ohio — Images of lakes, rivers, wetlands, and coastal waters will be on display when The College of Wooster Art Museum presents “Northeastern Waters: Selections from the John Taylor Arms Print Collection” Nov. 13 through Dec. 14 in the Sussel Gallery of Ebert Art Center (1220 Beall Ave.). Noted American artists Frank Benson, Winslow Homer, Stephen Parrish, Stow Wengenroth, and Charles Woodbury are among those whose prints, etchings, lithographs, and wood engravings, will be featured. The exhibition, which supports the 2007 Wooster Forum theme, “Green Footprints on the Blue Planet,” conveys the historical significance and fragile ecology of America’s waterways in the Northeast.
“I really like these images“ said Linda C. Hults, exhibition curator and professor of art history at Wooster. “They give the viewer a sense of New England’s regional identity.”
Hults, who selected the nearly 60 prints for the exhibition, has been working with the 11 students in her History of Prints seminar to create labels and wallboards that describe each of the works. “This is a very valuable educational experience for the students,” said Hults. “Not only do they get an opportunity to work with original prints, but they also have a chance to see how an exhibition is put together.”
Jessica Marsh, a junior art history major from Hillsdale, Mich., said that helping to organize the exhibition has enabled her to integrate two of her passions: art and the environment. “The collaboration between the exhibition and this year's Forum on our environmental destiny has allowed me to realize the power that art can have in environmental appreciation and conservation. As an art history major, this is very inspiring.”
The opening reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6-8 p.m. with a gallery talk at 7 p.m. There will also be a Conversation in the Galleries with Hults’ students on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from noon to 1 p.m.
Also on display during this time will be “Ancient and Contemporary Ceramics from the Permanent Collection” in the Burton D. Morgan Gallery. This exhibition features vessels and small sculpture from Iran, Cyprus, Peru, Guatemala, and the United States, which range in date from ca. 1500 BCE–ca.1950 CE. Selected from the College’s Permanent Collection, this exhibition is also organized as an educational exhibition that supports department of art professor Walter Zurko’s Introduction to Ceramics class.
The next exhibition, the “2008 Five Colleges of Ohio Juried Student Biennial,” will feature work by students enrolled at The College of Wooster, Denison University, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, and Ohio Wesleyan University and opens on Jan. 22.
The College of Wooster Art Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. All receptions, lectures, exhibitions, and performances are free and open to the public. Group and class tours are also available.
For more information, call 330-263-2388 or visit.
1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691. (330) 263-2000
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