Numerous artworks by St. Gregory's faculty, staff and alumni will be on display at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art from March 1 - 24. The exhibit, Nature in Prayer, opens with a reception on Friday, March 1 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
"The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art has a long history of collaboration with universities in Oklahoma and beyond, and has long had a special relationship with both universities in Shawnee. We are proud to highlight the creativity of the faculty and staff of St. Gregory's University," Dane Pollei, Director and Chief Curator, said.
This special exhibition is organized by SGU fine art faculty Sheryl Cozad and hosted by the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art. Featured artists include: art faculty Sheryl Cozad, Madeline Rugh, Tim Sullivan, Carey Hughes and Christopher and Rodica Cunningham; President D. Gregory Main; Vice President of Operations Harley Lingerfelt; campus photographer Br. George Hubl, O.S.B.; and staff member Robert Pawnee.
The exhibit also features two fine arts graduates, Yoko Yagi Loftis and Jesse Whittle. These alumni are both practicing artists and educators. Loftis is an art instructor at Sweet Earth Studio in downtown Shawnee.
"While you are at the museum, you will also have the chance to see "A Sense of Purpose: A Collector's Life with Art", which closes March 17. This exhibit features African-American art from the Arthur Primas collection," Delaynna Trim, Curator of Collections, said.
The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is an independent non-profit that enjoys opportunities to collaborate with area colleges and universities.