Arts & Entertainment

XU Gallery opens Faculty Art Exhibition

By: Zach Julian ~Staff Writer~

The Xavier University Department of Art opened its annual Faculty Exhibition reception on Feb. 14 in the Xavier University Art Gallery in the A.B. Cohen Center.

Art and Print 005The turnout was a great achievement for the art department. Xavier faculty, students and non-Xavier patrons were in attendance to share in the premiere of the exhibit.

Visitors moved from piece to piece in the galleries as they talked to the faculty not just as professors but as artists as well. The show features many different mediums of artistry: paintings by Bruce Erikson, relief sculptures by Marsha Karagheusian, prints by Suzanne Chouteau, photography by Jonathan Gibson and fibers by Kitty Uetz. It’s hard to pick standout works from the show, as each faculty member brings something different to the show in their own unique way.

As the night went on, Erikson spoke to the Xavier Newswire about the concept of the faculty show. He said that being able to have a faculty exhibit here on campus is unique to the Xavier University Department of Art. At other art schools, students are taught by people whom they assume know what they are teaching. Art and Print 007

At Xavier, the professors give students proof. The Xavier Department of Art Faculty Exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Xavier University Art Gallery in the A.B. Cohen Center until March 14.

These works will be around for only a short time, so make sure to head over to the art galleries and see them before they’re gone.