Faculty Artists Share Recent Creations With Community
The annual Alma College Faculty Art Show, running through Nov. 9 in
the Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery, displays the diverse and captivating
artwork of the College’s art and design faculty.
The faculty show comprises an array of media including ceramics, paintings, photography and sculpture. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free and open to the public.
Mike Volker, a featured visiting artist, has many oil-on-linen paintings of landscapes colored in rich hues.
Ryan Flesher, a visiting artist and Alma College alumnus, has contributed two stainless steel sculptures. One sculpture, titled “Terrorvision Eyewash, “ centers on violence in society and the role the media plays in it. His second sculpture focuses on issues of vanity and eating disorders.
“There’s art all around you,” Flesher says. “I think people forget that.”
Associate professor Sandy Lopez-Isnardi’s photography and digital art also captures the omnipresence of art. Her work consists of both black-and-white and color prints of familiar Alma College students and faculty.
Recognized nationally for her drawings and ceramics, Professor Carrie Anne Parks-Kirby is displaying a series of drawings from recent years that are based on Aesop’s fables, as well as two hand-built earthenware teapots that were a part of her 2005 series, “Geisha Teapots.”
“Whether in clay or on paper, my work is figurative, narrative and colorful,” she says.
Robert Rozier, chair and associate professor of art and design, has his paintings and drawings on display. His alkyd paintings, as well as his oil paintings, use an enthralling vibrancy of colors, whereas his excellent shadowing and detailing enhance his black-and-white pieces done by drypoint intaglio.
The gallery is located in the Clack Art Center at Alma College.
Posted: Mon, October 23rd, 2006 at 8:16AM