Friday, January 9, 2009

Shorter’s Arnold Gallery To Feature Work Of Eilis Crean

Shorter College’s Art Department will present “Presence,” an exhibit of work by artist Eilis Crean, from Jan. 20 until Feb. 20.

Crean, assistant professor of painting at the University of West Georgia, will host an artist lecture on Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. inside Shorter’s Arnold Gallery. Her two current series of paintings – Memorial Wall and Portraits – connect philosophical issues of presence and being.

“My work is embedded in introspection and interpretation of my personal experience and the transformation of that through the act of painting,” said Crean, a native of Ireland.

“Contemplation, phenomenological being, cultural picturing, and the presence of witness are key components as I seek to create work that connects with spiritual, concrete, psychological, sociological and personal aspects of my life.”

Her work is held in the state collections of Ireland, Latvia, and France; the LaGrange Art Museum; King and Spalding, Atlanta, and in private collections in Ireland and the United States. Her work has been exhibited in numerous juried and groups show of national acclaim.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Arnold Gallery is located inside the Minor Fine Arts Building on the Shorter campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For information, contact Brian Taylor at (706) 233-7332.

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