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UToledo Department of Art Faculty Exhibiting Work

The faculty of the UToledo Department of Art are exhibiting their work through Friday, Feb. 21, in the Center for the Visual Arts Main Gallery on the University’s Toledo Museum of Art Campus.

There will be a free, public opening reception in the gallery Friday, Jan. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. A guided conversation with faculty and their works of art will take place in at 6:30 p.m. This tour will be moderated by Dr. Thor Mednick, associate professor of art, who will facilitate questions to faculty about their work.

“We take this show as a gauntlet tossed, a time to model for our students, and for one another, what it is to be deeply engaged in the practice of researching and making,” said Barbara Miner, professor and chair of the Department of Art. “This show represents a challenge to push for the ‘next,’ the next piece that needs to be made after the grading and the syllabus reconfiguration, the budget alignment and the recruiting report. These are works produced by artist-scholars who live in our fields of study, who carve out precious time to keep our hands in the process.”

She added, “We offer our inner dialogues as part of this exhibition and invite our students and our audience to converse with us about our work.”

A total of 15 UToledo art faculty have work in the exhibition. The artwork ranges from 2D and 3D work to photography to digital/interactive and performance art.

Faculty artists in the show are:

• Brian Carpenter, assistant professor of art and gallery director;

• Dr. Jason Cox, assistant professor of art education and head of the Art Education Program;

• Deb A. Davis, professor of new media;

• Dan Hernandez, co-chair of the BFA Program and associate professor of art, interdisciplinary art and foundations;

• Julia LaBay Darrah, instructor and technical assistant;

• Yusuf Lateef, adjunct professor of art;

• Thomas Lingeman, professor of art, 3D studies and sculpture;

• Linda Meyer, art instructor;

• Barbara Miner professor and chair of art;

• Deborah Orloff, associate chair of the department, photography coordinator, and professor of art, new media studies and photography;

• Dr. Mysoon Rizk, head of art history and professor of art history, modern and contemporary art;

• Karen Roderick-Lingeman, senior lecturer of 2D studies and ceramics, and coordinator of the Ceramics Program;

• Arturo Rodriguez, associate professor of art, head of studio art and co-chair of the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program;

• Barry Whittaker, associate professor of art and new media design practices; and

• Eric Zeigler, assistant professor of art and head of the Art Print Center.

Artist profiles and statements are available online on the Department of Art gallery web page.

The free, public exhibit can be seen Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information on the exhibition, contact Carpenter at brian.carpenter@utoledo.edu.

Works by, from left, Debra Davis, Deborah Orloff, Yusef Lateef, Barry Whittaker, Tom Lingeman, and Dan Hernandez are included in the UToledo Faculty Art Exhibition.

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