A one-man show entitled "A Certain Degree of Faithfulness" by former dean of the School of Arts & Sciences Dr. Gaylund Stone will open the 2019-2020 fine arts gallery season at Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive, Mequon.

Stone’s primary studio interest is painting in both oils and acrylics.  His research centers on the relationship between artistic behaviors and cognitive processes, and his studio areas include drawing and stained glass in addition to painting. “Faithfulness to appearance is a matter of degrees and there is much that cannot be captured by either word or image,” Stone noted. “Art can only be an object in its own right or point to a truth beyond itself.”

During the same time, “Walking With Trees,” etchings by Todd Mrozinski, will be on display in the adjacent 14 Frames Gallery, which opened a year ago along with a Student Gallery. Jennifer Poetzel, a former professor at The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, will have her paintings featured in the latter in a show entitled, “Color Creates Light.”

All three exhibits run August 26-October 20. An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, August 29 from 6-8 p.m., and light refreshments will be served.

“Creativity is overrated – people fashion forms from material in a constant search for shared meaning,” said Stone, who currently is Chair of the Art Department and Program Director for the Graduate Program in Art Education.  He teaches a range of studio courses, as well as classes in art history, art education and aesthetics. Stone, who has been at CUW since 1991, served as dean for 17 years until 2015. “In all my works, the landscape is more or less visually present, but only for the purpose of expressing a more deeply felt invisible reality,” he noted.

Natural elements and shadows will be highlighted in the 14 Frames Gallery in Mrozinski’s etchings, which are produced in series and grow out of present day inspiration and observation. He has exhibited locally and nationally, and is the founder and operator of The Artistic Encourager, a program that promotes personal, artistic development.

Poetzel, who received her Master of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has exhibited nationally as well as internationally, including Seoul, Vienna and Tel Aviv.

Other upcoming shows this semester are:

Main Gallery – Wisconsin Art Education Association educators and students special juried exhibition, October 21-December 15.

14 Frames Gallery – Senior Exhibition by Evan Teutenberg, Illustrations, October 21-December 15.

Student Gallery – Senior Exhibition by Joleen Gravelle, October 21-December 15.

An Opening Reception for all three shows will be held on Thursday, November 7, from 6-8 p.m.

Concordia University Wisconsin’s Fine Arts Gallery was founded in the mid 1980’s with the hope of educating, challenging and inspiring students, faculty and staff, as well as the community, to the vast world of art. It is free and open to the public Monday-Thursday from 4-8 p.m., and Friday and Sunday, from 12-4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Saturdays.

For further details contact gallery director Dr. Theresa Kenney at theresa.kenney@cuw.edu.



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