An opening reception will be held Friday, May 3 at 6:30 pm for Paintings & Pastels by Jenny Tibbetts. The show runs at the Gallery at the Rhodes Arts Center until June 9.
The Annual NMH Student Art Show begins on Friday, March 29 and runs until Wednesday, April 24 in the Gallery at the Rhodes Arts Center. Stop by to view your classmates’ work!
Visit the Gallery at the Rhodes Arts Center from October 19 to November 19 to view Selections from the NMH Permanent Collection, featuring a Raku Fired Stoneware Vase by Nathan G. Sherman ’00.
“Work by Five,” the bi-annual visual arts faculty show, will be held from Sept. 14 until Oct. 13 in the Gallery at the Rhodes Arts Center and will feature work from Philip J. Calabria, Eleanor Conover, William Roberts, Lauren Scott, and Mona Seno.
An opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 pm.
Coming up next in the Gallery at Rhodes Art Center: “The Still Passage,” a collection of photographs of Ellis Island by visual arts department chair Philip Calabria. “The Still Passage” opens May 4 and runs through June 9. More info here.
Annual NMH Student Art Show
March 23 – April 25, 2012
The Gallery will display the work of more than 40 students in the mediums of painting, drawing, photography, design, ceramics, and digital media.
“Luis Stephens: Mexican/American Artist”
December 2, 2011 – January 20, 2012
Opening reception: Friday, December 2, 2011 at 6:30 pm
*Please note the Gallery will be closed from December 15, 2011 – January 3, 2012
“What generally inspires me in my work is creating juxtapositions of form and color in space,” Luis Stephens wrote in his artist’s statement. “My paintings usually show realistic elements in an unrealistic setting with an emphasis on the spatial component between objects and forms.”
The impression of separate planes in space and other abstract qualities are what give each painting such visual impact, he wrote. Stephens said the process of inspecting each square centimeter of work is a daunting one, but that he does “not let up on any particular piece until it passes a personal visual judgment.”
“No matter what any particular painting may be about, this goal—achieving what the aesthetician Clive Bell calls significant form—remains uppermost in my thoughts,” Stephens wrote.