“4 Real 4 Faux: Animating the Vernacular” in the Gallery

In the main space in the University Art Gallery visitors can now visit "4 Real 4 Faux:  Animating the Vernacular", an exhibition curated by Nancy Mizuno Elliott of work by self-taught artists, and by academically trained artists influenced by the work of self-taught artists.  It features, in particular, artwork by artists in two San Francisco Bay Area organizations, Creativity Explored, and the National Arts and Disability Center.  Prof. Mizuno Elliott won the Truman Curatorial Fellowship two years ago, and this exhibition is the culmination of her curatorial work at Truman State University.  She will be on campus for the exhibition's closing reception (Thursday, February 17, 6:00 p.m., University Art Gallery)–check the Gallery blog for information on additional events happening during her visit.  For more information on the Truman Curatorial Fellowship, please contact University Art Gallery director Prof. Aaron Fine at afine@truman.edu.


Renaissance Prints in the Gallery!

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An exhibition of centuries-old artworks is currently on display in the University Art Gallery (Side Gallery) through February 18, 2011.  The exhibition, The Workshop and the World:  Renaissance Prints from Private Collections, features fifteen original artworks by some of the most influential printmakers of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, including Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, and Hendrick Goltzius, as well as a seventeenth-century print by Rembrandt van Rijn.  The exhibition also displays four examples of ekphrasis (a poem written in description of or in response to a work of art) written for the show by four Truman State University faculty poets;  the poems have each then been hand-set and letter press printed by the Truman State University Art Department's Print Shop.

The works in the exhibition are selections on loan from two private collections from collectors with strong Truman State University connections.  These include alumnus Dave Cole and his wife Lily;  this is the second time that the Coles so generously loaned their work to Truman and to the Kirksville community and we are deeply grateful to all the collectors for these wonderful loans.

More information about the show, the works, and special events (including gallery talks, a poetry reading, and a prinmaking demonstration) may be found by visiting:  http://tsugallery.org/workshop-the-world/.

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 Photo Credit:  Valerie Lazalier

Gallery Opening Tonight!

Tonight (Tuesday, January 18) at 6:00 p.m. the exhibition "The Workshop and the World:  Renaissance Prints from Private Collections" will open.  The reception will be the first chance to see this show of original artworks from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries–selections from private collections with strong Truman State University connections.  Works on display incude prints by great printmakers such as Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, and Albrecht Altdorfer, as well as two pages from the Nuremberg Chronicle.  In addition, the show includes a beautiful seventeenth-century etching and drypoint by Rembrandt van Rijn, as well as four examples of ekphrasis (a poem writting describing or in response to a work of art) written by Truman State University poets;  these poems have been handset and letterpress printed by the Art Department's Print Shop.

More information about the exhibition and related events is available at http://tsugallery.org/workshop-the-world/.