Fresh and Familiar Faces Will be Featured at the 2014 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition

  • Mark Gingles
    "Tollhouse" by Mark Gingles, photo by Rachel Miller.
  • Faculty exhibition
    Martin Museum Director Karin Gilliam and student worker Daniel Kleypas set up the Department of Art Faculty Exhibition. Foreground work is entitled "Burned House" by Robbie Barber. Photo by Rachel Miller
  • Virginia Green
    Graphic design work by Virginia Green, photo by Rachel Miller.
Jan. 17, 2014

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WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2014) - Faculty from the department of art in the Baylor College of Arts & Sciences will display their work in the 2014 Biennial Department of Art Faculty Exhibition at the Martin Museum of Art starting Tuesday, Jan. 21.

This exhibition is a breath of fresh air to participating faculty, who before shared limited gallery space with students in a combined event.

"In the past, we've had so many (student) pieces that they've just had to be stacked on top of each other in the gallery," said Martin Museum Director Karin Gilliam.

But the new exhibition "gives people more space and more ability to show what they've created," said Adair McGregor, the museum collections manager. "It used to be that they'd only get a very very small space in one gallery. This way, you can see all of their work on a larger scale."

This year's faculty exhibition has a "new freshness," said Gilliam. "We have some new faculty that have joined us in the last two years, so (people are) going to see a little different exhibition than what they've been used to in the past."

The list of participating faculty is as follows:

• Mark Anderson, professor of art and department chair

• Robbie Barber, associate professor of art

• Nathan T. Elkins, assistant professor of art history

• Leah Force, lecturer and director of the undergraduate program in art

• Benny Fountain, assistant professor of art

• Mack Gingles, assistant professor of art

• Virginia Green, associate professor of art

• Julia Hitchcock, associate professor of art

• Heidi J. Hornick-Parsons, professor of art history

• Berry Klingman, professor of art

• Greg Lewallen, lecturer in studio art

• Paul McCoy, professor of art, ceramist in residence and director of the Albritton Art Institute

• Susan Mullally, associate professor of art

• Karen Rechnitzer Pope, senior lecturer in art history

• Terry Roller, professor of art

• H. Jennings Sheffield, assistant professor of art

• Mary Ruth Smith, professor of art

• Karl Umlauf, professor of art and artist in residence

• Niko Weissenberger, lecturer in studio art

The exhibition will last through March 7 in Martin Museum, in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. A reception for faculty will be held in the museum from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23.

by Rachel Miller, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

ABOUT MARTIN MUSEUM OF ART

The museum's mission is one of education and service by bringing outstanding art exhibitions, speakers and guest artists to Baylor University and Central Texas. The museum serves as a valuable teaching tool for students and faculty. Exhibitions complement the courses of art history and studio art taught within Baylor's department of art. The permanent consists of approximately 1,300 objects representing a variety of art that has been donated to or purchased by Baylor. The collection contains art by such well-known artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Kathe Kollwitz, Francisco de Goya, and Edouard-Leon Cortes. Included in the collection are approximately 300 paintings by famous watercolor artists, among them George Post, Phil Dike, Edgar Whitney and John Marin.

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