Faculty Show Returns to Fine ArtsBy Tara Grieco | January 23rd, 2014 | Category: Arts and Entertainment, Lead Story | No Comments »
The first Art Faculty Show in more than 15 years features the work of several members of the Fine Arts Faculty. Artists featured in the show, which runs through February 7, are professors Liza Brenner, Duane Chapman, and Chris Cosner. All students, faculty, and guests are invited to join the artists for the show reception on Monday, January 27 from 5-7 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Center. Refreshments will be served and the GSC Jazz Band will be playing live for guests. The gallery is also open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
All three artists, who hung the show themselves, maintain active careers in art and are frequently featured in galleries and publications worldwide. They have distinctly different styles that cover a wide range of subject matter and intellectual exploration. The display of such a profusion of styles is possible because it is a group show, rather than a solo exhibition. A solo exhibition would showcase one artist with a body of work developed over a period of time. A group show offers the opportunity to see a few of the more recent works of the individual artists participating in the show.
Professor Brenner declares, “The new art programs are off to a strong start and the artists are proud to offer this exhibition to the GSC family and the community at large”. She added, “It is important for students [in the art department] to have the opportunity to see what their instructors are doing outside of class.” This sentiment is echoed by Duane Chapman who revealed that he believes “it is important for the students at GSC to be able to see the members of their faculty working in their discipline.”
Brenner goes on to say that it is just as vital that students, faculty, and the community are exposed to different forms of art making that they may learn from and that also may inspire them.
The opening reception for the show is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, January 27 in the Glenville Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.