The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will feature silkscreen posters by McRay Magleby in Gallery I beginning August 30. Notorious for his exquisite illustration style and typography, Magleby was named by graphic designer's magazine, HOW, as one of the twelve most influential designers in the country. As a retired graphic design professor for the University of Utah and having been the creative director at Brigham Young University, Magleby has worked on several diverse projects. He created Salt Lake City 2002 Olympiad Posters and U.S. postage stamps during his career as a designer. Although Magleby retired from commercial illustration and design, he is currently painting landscapes in acrylic.
In Gallery II, the Martin Museum of Art will host "Conversations, Situations, and Meditations" by Ann Ekstrom. Using large-scale oil paintings of miniature, everyday household objects, Ekstrom creates an intimate view of the objects. Intricate details of small sentimental items abound in the paintings, inspired by memories of her family. Ekstrom's paintings are included in corporate and private collections across North Texas. She is a popular Fort Worth lecturer and has been featured in the Kimbell Art Museum's The Artist's Eye. In addition to studio work, Ekstrom has served as a painting instructor for Texas Christian University's Extended Education program and teaches in her studio near the TCU campus. A gallery talk and reception for Ann Ekstrom will be held at the Martin Museum of Art on September 22, 2011, from 5:30-7:00 pm. This event is free and the public is cordially invited.
The exhibitions will run August 30 - October 1, 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.