Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Donnelly’s “Chasing Faroe” opens at Schnormeier Gallery

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Nazarene University art professor John Donnelly recently completed over 1,000 works of art as part of the “Chasing Faroe Series” exhibit which is currently on display at Schnormeier Gallery, 221 S. Main St. in Mount Vernon, and runs through March 16.

“Chasing Faroe: An Expedition in Painting” is a series of “oil painted works on paper, wood and wool, which speak to the pursuit of the transient nature of a place or an event in life.” According to Donnelly’s artist statement, his works, “document the memory of travel, or the imagining of a new destination on the line that divides the heavens and earth seemingly within our grasp yet unreachable.”

Funding was made possible through grants from the MVNU sabbatical grant, The Clipperton Project, and The Vermont Studio Center.

An artist reception will be held at Schnormeier Gallery on Friday, Feb. 5, from 6-9 p.m., with an artist lecture on “Sea Stacks, Sheep, Whales and God” on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., at Schnormeier Gallery. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, noon to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,100 students from 28 states and 16 countries/U.S. territories.

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