Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

January 30, 2014

Faculty show under way at Morehead State University

The Independent

MOREHEAD — The main gallery in the Claypool-Young Art Building at Morehead State University will host the 2014 Annual MSU Art and Design Faculty Exhibition through Feb. 19.

A free closing reception is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 19, complimentary refreshments and live music.

The annual event showcases the artworks of faculty. Reflecting the strength and diversity of the department's programs and instruction, the show features a wide range of media and techniques. Paintings, drawings, computer generated imagery, textiles, as well as mixed media and ceramic works will be on display.

The Claypool-Young art gallery is an educational resource of the department and the university as a whole; the faculty exhibition is an embodiment of the gallery’s mission. Both as a venue for instruction and as a means to exhibit their work to the university and community, the exhibition is a much anticipated show.

Participating artists will include Christopher Field, Toni Hobbs, Robert Franzini, Seth Green, Justin Howell, Dongfeng Li, Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido, Gary Mesa-Gaido, Jean Petsch and Jennifer Reis.

In association with the exhibition, there will be an Art Faculty Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 17, during which art instructors will be on hand to discuss their work, as well as field questions. Refreshments will be available.

The Claypool-Young art gallery features contemporary art for the Morehead State University community as well as the university’s service region. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment; admission is free. For more information, call Reis, gallery director, at (606) 783-5446.