January 31, 2013
Gallery I at the Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will host a ceramic exhibition by artist Jason Hess entitled New Work. After receiving his MFA degree from Utah State University, Hess became a professional ceramic artist and a professor at Northern Arizona University. His wood fired pieces are utilitarianin form and reflect fifteen years of researching the alchemy of the process. Hess has been featured in over 125 exhibitions and has participated in residences at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhein, China, and the Archie Bray Foundation, in Montana. A reception for the artist and gallery talk will be held January 29, 5:30 - 7:00pm in the museum.
Gallery II will feature a group photography exhibition comprised of 23 artists entitled Spinning Yarns. As visual storytellers, the artists utilize aspects of open narrative to address their personal experiences, beliefs, and imagination to the viewer. By layering visual information within their art, the artists build a sense of anticipation for the audience. The beauty of storytelling is that the photograph often becomes what the viewer wants it to become. The museum will host a gallery talk on February 21, 5:30 - 7:00pm.
The Martin Museum of Art is located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus. HOURS for this exhibition are 10am-6pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. 10am-7:30pm on Thursday. 10am-4pm on Saturday. 1-4pm on Sunday. 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
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