OTC Fine Arts Gallery to hold opening reception during First Friday ArtWalk

OTC Fine Arts Gallery to hold opening reception during First Friday ArtWalk

Thursday, March 24, 2011

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Mark Miller
College Director of Communication 417.447.2655 millerm@otc.edu
Laura French
Coordinator of Public Information 417.447.2659 frenchl@otc.edu

The OTC Fine Arts Gallery, located on the third floor of the historic Gillioz Theatre complex in downtown Springfield, will hold an opening reception during the First Friday ArtWalk event on Friday, April 1, from 6 to 10 p.m.  This month’s exhibition features artwork from printmaker Cynthia Moore, as well as a collective exhibition of prints from the “Unnamed Printmakers at the Creamery.”  Refreshments will be provided.

The artwork on display from Cynthia Moore, collectively titled “The Smallest Room in the House,” is a series of linoleum block prints based on scenes set in the bathroom.  The artist explained, “By focusing on one room I have sought to discover what is hidden, what is revealed, what is seen in reflection or through a veil of water. These prints are intended to evoke the memories, grace and mystery of everyday activity.”

Cynthia Moore explores black and white media in printmaking, drawing, typography, collage and book arts.  Her work has been included in solo and national juried exhibits and is in the United States Information Agency’s International Embassies Collection.  She teaches at Missouri State University.

The Unnamed Printmakers at the Creamery consists of a core group of about 10 artists meeting each Monday at the Creamery Arts Center, home to the Springfield Regional Arts Council.  The artists started meeting in late 2009 without any real structure, other than an intention to “show up and play.”  The group has volunteered during the Creamery’s Free Art Day in December 2010, and at the YMCA during First Night 2011, helping area kids and families to experiment with the art of printmaking. 

The Gallery’s regular hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays.  For more information contact Kat Allie by calling (417) 447-8977, or by emailing alliek@otc.edu or finearts@otc.edu.