Powers to open Moss-Thorns 2010-2011 exhibits
08/19/2010

Art and Design, an exhibition of works by Leland Powers, chair of the Department of Art and Design at Fort Hays State University, will open Friday, Aug. 27, in the department's Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Rarick Hall, room 102. The Fall Gallery Walk reception from 7 to 9 p.m., will include refreshments and musical entertainment.

Powers will show paintings and works of interior design which are the result of a sabbatical leave. Included are also vignettes, interior and exterior settings, and paintings on furniture which he constructed.

"The process of conceiving, painting, and producing new work is exhausting yet exhilarating," Powers said. New and different historical references, new color combinations, new surfaces to paint upon, new materials to cast and fabricate, and new professional collaborations, all were a part of my sabbatical leave."

The reception will also feature music by Ben Morris-Cline, chair of the Department of Music, and Matt Means, assistant professor of music.

The Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art has also announced its exhibit schedule for the fall 2010 and spring 2010 semesters. Artists' receptions will be held in the Moss-Thorns Gallery.

Oct. 1 to Oct. 15: Dominic Flask Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. The reception is 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1.

Oct. 22 to Nov. 19: Patrick Luber Exhibition sponsored by Creative Arts Society. Luber is a visiting artist whose sculptures explore the serious and humorous intersection of religion, national identity, popular culture and folk art as they relate to American culture. The reception is 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22.

Dec. 3 to Jan. 21: 55th Annual Faculty Exhibition. The reception is 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10.

Jan. 28 to Feb. 18: Interior Design Exhibition. The reception is 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28.

Feb. 25 to March 11: Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. The reception is 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 4.

March 25 to April 20: Annual Student Honors Exhibition. The reception is 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 25.

April 29 to May 25: Todd Christensen Exhibition sponsored by Creative Arts Society. Christensen, assistant professor of art at Highlands University, Las Vegas, N. M. is a visiting artist whose mixed media artwork expresses his autobiographical approach to social, political, visual, and moral events of both a personal and global scale. The reception is 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 29.

June 3 to June 17: Trey Morgan Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. The reception is 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, June 17.

The Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art is located in Rarick Hall, room 102. Gallery hours for the fall and spring are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, Contact the Department of Art and Design at (785) 628-4247 or on the web at www.fhsu/artanddesign.


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