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Martin Museum of Art to Feature Recent Work by Chuck Hindes and Ron Meyers, and Cast Iron Sculptures from the Texas Atomic Iron Commission

Sept. 14, 2011

The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will feature recent work by Chuck Hindes and Ron Meyers in Gallery I beginning October 11. Working with red earthenware, Ron Meyers' functional pieces are made in a casual and relaxing manner that reflect individual and human qualities from the forming process. His colored slip paintings that float on the surface in a gestural, expressionistic style can be both inspiring and thought provoking. Meyers is a professor emeritus at the University of Georgia where he taught for over twenty years.

The Japanese aesthetic, which views imperfection and irregularity as forms of beauty, and the abstract expressionist movement have been the main inspirations for the work of Chuck Hindes. The issues of gesture and asymmetry have been important to his work for years. For Hindes' work, the form is enriched with wood firing, creating a varied palette of color and textures. Although currently a professor emeritus, Hindes taught ceramics at the University of Iowa for more than twenty years. A reception for the artists will be held on October 27, from 6-8pm, and a ceramic workshop will occur on October 28, from 8-11am and 1-5pm. These events are free and the public is cordially invited.

In Gallery II, the Martin Museum of Art will host the Texas Atomic Iron Commission. Officially founded in 2007, the Texas Atomic Iron Commission is a collaborative organization that brings together universities, industry, students and artists. The exhibition features cast iron sculptures by eleven Texas artists: Dan Askew, Robbie Barber, Geoff Broderick, Erin Cunningham, Kurt Dyrhaug, Amy Gerhauser, Jack Gron, Butch (Meredith) Jack, Bill Raney, Greg Reuter, and Tanya Synar. On November 11, there will be a presentation by exhibiting artist Greg Reuter at 2pm in room 149. After the presentation, a reception will be held for the artists at 3pm in the museum foyer, with an iron pour demonstration to follow. These three events are free and open to the public.

The exhibitions will run October 11, 2011 - November 11, 2011.

The Martin Museum of Art is located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Friday, and 12-5pm on Saturday. The museum is closed during university holidays. Admission is free and all events are open to the public, unless specified. For more information call 254-710-1867 or visit the museum website at www.baylor.edu/martinmuseum.


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