Denison University Art Gallery Presents First Ever Alumni Show
Posted: September 9, 2002
GRANVILLE -- The Denison University Art Gallery and Alumni Affairs office present an Alumni Art Show featuring the works of 29 Denison alumni artists. The show, which opens on Friday (Sept. 13) with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Burke Hall Gallery (236 W. Broadway), is the first of its kind at Denison, bringing together Denison graduates from around the United States and abroad. The gallery will be open to the public daily from 1 to 4 p.m. without charge and the Alumni Show runs through Sunday, Oct. 27. Tom Carroll and Andrew Carlson, both on the faculty in Denison's music department, will provide music for the reception.
"Fall Daisies" by Carol Wintermute
The carefully selected works offer a variety of media and styles from blown glass to digital imaging. Featured artists (displaying five or more pieces) include Emilee Dube '99, Kara Kostiuk '97, Paul Morrell '80, Robert Levin '71, Sheron Rupp '65 and Jane Carstensen Heller '49.
Dube currently serves as the marketing coordinator for Kaplan Educational Centers in Raleigh-Durham and Chapel Hill, N.C. Her work began as a journey through the child figure when her son was born and evolved into an exploration of his figure as a symbol for universal human experiences. At Denison, Dube completed an honors research project titled "Recognizing the Visual in Literacy," which included research conducted while she was a student teacher at Hazelwood Elementary School.
Kostiuk resides in Columbus and works as a general book assistant for the Student Book Exchange. While at Denison, Kostiuk was the recipient of Marimac and Vail art scholarships and also was awarded grants to conduct research. Her exhibited work is an attempt to reconcile and make sense of a past whose details are often blurred.
Morrell graduated from Denison with a bachelor's degree in biology and went on to earn a master's degree in ecology at the University of Minnesota. One of the pioneers of digital imaging, Morrell developed a process to apply color interpretation to black and white original photographs. His work reflects his love and vision of nature as well as his desire to encourage a connection with nature in others.
Levin works as an independent studio glass artist as well as a lecturer and workshop instructor. His work has recently been exhibited in a show titled "Off the Beaten Path: Glass Artists of the Penland Area" in Penland, N.C. His work has also been displayed in numerous books includingContemporary Glass - Color, Light and Form(Leier, Peters & Wallace, 2001) andWho's Who in America - Millenium Edition(2000). His exhibited pieces include blown glass and mixed media.
Rupp currently resides in Northampton, Mass. Her exhibit, "In Montana With Beth," features photographs of her niece, Beth, and her family at their home in Great Falls, Mont. Her work has been displayed at The Cleveland Museum of Art, the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution of Arts and Sciences, among many others. Rupp graduated from Denison with a bachelor's degree in sociology and psychology and later earned a master of fine arts degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1982.
Heller resides in Granville and serves as the co-director of The Works Art Gallery in Newark. Her work has been exhibited in numerous central Ohio shows, as well as in surrounding states. Heller also had a painting included in the bookBridging Time and Space.A signature member of both the National Collage Society and the Society of Layerist in Multimedia, Heller earned her Denison degree in philosophy.
Other artists who will be exhibited in the show include: Gloria Silber (Irvine, Calif.), Camille Gammon-Hittelmann (Baltimore, Md.), Charles Greacen (Tampa, Fla.), Susan Cox (Columbus), David Goodwin (Coralville, Iowa), Steve Curl (Palo Alto, Calif.), Lisa Murch (Kalamazoo, Mich.), Lynnette Hesser (Wellington, Ala.), Ann Barrett Hicks (North Brookfield, Mass.), Juan Carlos Durant (Oberhausbergen, France), Judy Russell (New York, N.Y.), Elizabeth Surbeck Biddle (Croton Hudson, N.Y.), Karen Olejniczak (Canton, Conn.), Louise Neatherly (Lake Bluff, Ill.), H. Parker Smith, Jr. (Randolph, N.J.), Michael Jones (Pelham, N.H.), John Poteat (West Chester, Pa.), Ramona Gibbs (Peoria, Ill.), Sally Bailey (Mt. Hood, Ore.), Barbara Stanley Harrison (Loveland), Petersen Thomas (Boston, Mass.), Steven Vita (Chicago, Ill.) and Carol Wintermute (Carefree, Ariz.).
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