Marietta College Art Department Opens Exhibition Season

Dorothy Leifheit

Updated Mon, Aug 27, 2012 2:10 pm
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Marietta College Art Department

The Marietta College Art Department kicks off its exhibition season on Friday, Sept. 7 with Geoff Schenkel and the Art of REsolve Studios.

The exhibition, which features a variety of art forms and media, will be held in the Hermann Fine Art Gallery, third floor, Hermann Fine Arts Center, located on the Marietta College campus at the corner of Fourth and Butler streets.

Schenkel, a Marietta resident and Marietta College alumnus, apprenticed under master muralist Susan Cervantes of San Francisco’s Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center. His murals may be seen throughout Marietta. 

"I have often heard our country referred to as the American Experiment," said Schenkel. "I am making public my findings compiled from a 20 year (1990-2010) interdisciplinary study, conducted within the crucible of an Appalachia environment. These findings have been collected by an avowed practitioner of a derivation of the Kentucky Way. The resulting effects, while somewhat peculiar to our locality on initial appraisal, are, however, intimately bound to what I believe to be a way of life inherited by many of us, around here."

Schenkel's REsolve Studios, of Marietta’s West Side, is part-painting studio, laboratory, workshop and library.

The exhibition will run from Sept. 7 to Oct. 8, 2012, with an artist lecture on Tuesday, Sept 18 at 7 p.m. A catered reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. Both the lecture and the reception will be held in the Hermann Fine Art Gallery.

The exhibition, lecture and reception are free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 .m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to  10 p.m. The Hermann Fine Arts Center is handicapped-accessible.