Friday, January 25, 2008

Faculty 'create illusions' through art

By Maria Sullivan
Cardinal Staff

As soon as the doors opened to the Saint Mary’s University faculty art show on Jan. 16, guests swarmed into the Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries.

The art show, called “Ignes Fatui,” or “creating an illusion,” features artwork of eight faculty members. Artwork presented includes paintings, stoneware, graphic design photography and a puppet, along with many other interesting works of art.

The faculty members involved include Charles Campbell, Randi Campbell (lecturer of art and design), Michelle Cochran (adjunct instructor of art and design), Preston Lawing (art and design department chair), Robert McColl (assistant professor of art and design), Sister Margaret Mear (professor of art and design), Brother Roderick Robertson (professor of art and design) and John Whelan (adjunct instructor of art and design).

“The art show has great diversity and everyone is doing their best. The faculty is alive and growing,” said Sister Margaret, also curator of the art gallery.

The faculty art show runs until Feb. 17. The next art show will present works of four contemporary photographers from outside the SMU community.

Pictured: Charles Campbell’s “Stoneware” (left); Preston Lawing’s “Caroline Junior” (right).

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