Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art hosts exhibitions throughout the year

09/16/14
The 2014-15 season of art has begun at Fort Hays State University's Department of Art and Design. Exhibitions during the fall, spring and summer will be in the Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art in Rarick Hall, room 102.

During the fall and spring, the gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Don't Look Away," a sabbatical exhibition by Gordon Sherman, professor of art and design, was on display earlier this month.

"My imagery reveals my concern for human relationship to the environment and potential harmful vestiges of culture's growth and decay," said Sherman in his sabbatical statement.

Three more exhibitions are in the fall 2014 lineup.

"The Contemporary Figure" by Ben Duke and Robert McCann of Michigan State University, East Lansing, will be in the gallery from Sept. 19 to Oct. 10. Duke will have an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, and McCann will have his reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3.

The Kansas Artist Craftsman Association Conference and Exhibition will be from Oct. 17 to Nov. 8. Works will include paintings and prints on clay, crochet on ceramics and forged iron combined with ceramics. A closing reception is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.

As part of the Winter Gallery Walk, the Annual Faculty Exhibition will be in the gallery from Nov. 14 to Dec 5. The closing reception is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

The spring 2015 lineup includes five exhibitions.

Katrina Florell, Hays graduate student, will showcase her ceramics thesis exhibition from Jan. 3 to Jan. 23. Her work explores the question "How do we become who we are?" The closing reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23.

The International Interior Design Association student chapter will begin its exhibition with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6. The exhibition runs until Feb. 20.

The Graphic Design Professional Development Exhibition opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. It will run until March 13.

The annual Student Honors Exhibition will be from April 3 to 17. The opening reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 3.

As part of the Spring Gallery Walk, Tricia Wiese, Hays graduate student, will show her thesis exhibition from April 24 to May 17. The opening reception is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 24.

The summer 2015 lineup includes two exhibitions.

Debi Cox, Wichita graduate student, will open the Summer Gallery Walk with a ceramics thesis exhibition. An opening reception is scheduled from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 12. The exhibition will run until July 3.

Josh Novak, Omaha, Neb., graduate student, will show his ceramics thesis exhibition from July 10 to July 24. His area of focus is wheel-thrown ceramics.

For more information, contact the Department of Art and Design at 785-628-4247.

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