Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lecture, Workshop and Exhibition scheduled for artist Nancy Manter

‘Weather — Above and Below’ opens in Gallery 310 at 8 p.m., Feb. 19

MARIETTA, Ohio — Marietta College’s Art Department is pleased to welcome New York City artist Nancy Manter to campus for a public lecture, a workshop and an exhibition of some of her work from Feb. 18-20. 

Manter is a painter and photographer whose work explores weather elements and patterns.

“People will respond well to the lyrical marks and forms found in her painting,” said Jolene Powell, McCoy Associate Professor of Art.

Born and raised in Maine, Manter has been living and working for several years between New York City and Seal Cove, Maine. Powell has referred to Manter as a “dynamic lecturer.” As part of the Esbenshade series, Manter will give a public lecture from 7-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb 19 in the Alma McDonough Auditorium.
An exhibition opening of her work entitled “Weather — Above and Below,” will immediately follow in Hermann Fine Arts’ Gallery 310.

“Weather — Above and Below” will be on display in Gallery 310 through April 3. Like many of Manter’s other works, “Weather — Above and Below,” was created on a non-traditional surface, standard roofing paper found at any hardware store.

While at Marietta, Manter will also spend three days with Marietta College studio art painting majors creating a joint installation based on local weather patterns. Artwork from the student workshop will be on view during the Art Department’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition that will open with a reception from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20.

The lecture, exhibition and opening are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and noon-5 p.m. (or by appointment) on Saturdays.

Gallery 310 at Marietta College aims to present diverse and stimulating exhibitions, which will enrich the artistic culture and education of the campus, community, and region. It supports teaching, learning, and exploration in the liberal arts through rotating exhibitions and related programs. Gallery 310 is a place for intellectual curiosity, shared programming with the greater campus community, and a teaching space for students looking to enhance his/her experience for future careers in gallery and museum related fields.

Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy begun in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,430 full-time students. The College offers 44 majors and has been listed among Barron’s Best Buys in College Education and Peterson’s Competitive Colleges, and has been recognized as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation’s best by

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