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Gallery 6000 Opens the Women Eclectic ExhibitPosted Jul. 21, 2010
Kent State University at Stark is proud to host the Gallery 6000 exhibit, entitled Women Eclectic. Gallery 6000 is a collaboration between local artists and Kent State Stark, showcasing art of various media throughout the year. The exhibit, which is open to the public, is displayed in The University Center, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.
The curator of Gallery 6000, Tom Wachunas, is an artist and adjunct instructor at Kent State Stark. The Women Eclectic exhibit will be on display from Aug. 3 through Oct. 28, 2010. The show features the work of four very accomplished Stark County painters: Kathryn Ackerman, Judi Krew, Ronni Marcinkowey and Sarah Winther Shumaker. Each of the displayed pieces is for sale.
The evocative and compelling paintings by Ackerman are intricate fields of dream-like images and symbols floating in a matrix of sumptuous color.
Krew presents a traditional genre- figures and portraiture – with her fresh and bold pastel works. These masterfully drawn pieces are well-observed renditions, alive with electrifying color and exciting gestural energy.
Electrifying, too, are the acrylic paintings by Marcinkowey. Brilliant color and muscular shapes combine to fashion a delightful world bordering on pure fantasy.
The mixed media works by Shumaker are an intriguing union of traditional and non-traditional materials. Whether working with encaustic, or in reverse collage technique, she explores the “happy accidents” that make for enticing textures and forms.
For more information on Gallery 6000 at Kent State Stark, contact Rebecca DeHart at 330-244-3518 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Kent State Stark features additional art exhibits in the campus galleries located in Main Hall’s lower level and the Fine Arts Building.