By Jeff Murphy, August 2, 2023
A colorful work by Susan Stevenson, professor of art, design and photography, is included in "The Faculty Show" that begins this month in the Main and Outer Galleries of the UCM Art Center Galleries.
WARRENSBURG, MO – The University of Central Missouri Art Center Galleries has announced two exhibitions, “The Faculty Show” and “Continues to Flicker,” to be presented free and open to the public Aug. 14 through Sept. 16 on the UCM campus. Admission to these events is free and all who are interested are welcome to attend.
“The Faculty Show” will be on view in the Main and Outer Galleries. It will include a reception from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, giving gallery visitors an opportunity to meet the artists.
This annual exhibition is an opportunity to showcase the collective creative energies of UCM’s Art and Design faculty, as well as full-time faculty members from the Divisions of Theatre and Dance and Music as well as adjunct faculty. Visitors to the show will see a wide range of works of art in two and three dimensions including ceramics, painting, sculpture, drawing, illustration, textiles, and book arts and musical notation.
Speaking about “The Faculty Show,” Gallery Director Jaimie Platt noted, “There are so many perception-altering pieces in this show. One of the most unusual is a group of works by Jeff Kaiser, UCM associate professor of music. If you think you know what music scores look like already, prepare to be surprised.”
Down the hall from this exhibition, Art Center Gallery 115 will house the solo exhibit, “Continues to Flicker,” Aug. 14 to Sept. 16. This three-pronged event features paintings by UCM’s 2023 Artist in Residence Hannah Lindo, who also will discuss her work as part of the Kleppe Visiting Artist Lecture Series at 4 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 21, in Wood Building 100. This presentation will be followed by a meet and greet opportunity with the artist. All individuals are welcome to attend the lecture and meet and greet in person, but there is also an opportunity to tune in virtually via Zoom. Free registration is required, and individuals can click here to sign up. Additionally, Lindo will lead a plein air painting workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Lion’s Lake in Warrensburg. Sign up online at https://forms.gle/
According to Platt, Lindo is a gifted figurative painter who will teach painting and drawing courses at UCM this fall. A Kansas native, the artist grew up in Garden City and is currently living in Lawrence, where she recently completed her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Kansas. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) at Fort Hays State University.
In her work, Lindo explores memory and emotion. Color is a key component of her pieces, which include one work she calls an “emotional translator,” Platt noted.
She added that Lindo is interesting in the way materiality conveys meaning in her work. Lindo explained this connection by stating, “I enjoy exploring the range of oil paint. My brushstroke becomes immortalized within the paint body – whether the oil paint is dripping down the surface or thickly caked on, I hope to show the layering of time and thought. Working with layers reminds me that, like painting, life takes time to develop.”
Individuals who want to learn more about these upcoming exhibits and future opportunities at the UCM Art Center Galleries can email the gallery director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 660-543-4498.
Associate Professor of Music Jeff Kaiser has contributed a creative, fresh look at music scores to "The Faculty Show."