Abstract Artists Featured at Jorgenson Gallery
The Jorgenson Fine Arts Gallery at Moberly Area Community College is currently featuring a new show called " Abstraction: Diverted Reality" through May 5, 2016. The community is invited to meet the artists at a free reception on Thursday, April 7, 2016, from 5pm to 7pm.
While preparing this year's exhibit season, Gallery Director Andrew Glenn posted an open call for contemporary abstraction works. The result is a curated show featuring 50 works from 33 local, regional, national and international artists. Participating artists can be found on the Gallery's webpage at macc.edu.
One of the pieces created by Catherine Armbrust and Trudy Denham, two artists based in Columbia, MO, is a temporary installation called a mandala. The term originated from a Sanskrit reference to Indian religious symbols of the universe. Denham created the base from sand and used a template to outline the intricate design. She then used colored sand to the build up the design. Armbrust, who works in latex design, added objects throughout the piece. The installation took several hours to complete.
The Jorgenson Fine Arts Gallery, named in honor of MACC President Emeritus Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson, was created as part of the remodel of the historic MACC Coliseum in 2002. The area provides an updated and expanded space for Graphic Arts & Fine Arts programs, including lab space, classrooms, and studios. The Gallery hosts rotating exhibits throughout the year that feature the work of national and international artists, as well as local high school and MACC student work. The Gallery is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 7AM to 8:30PM and on Friday from 7AM to 4PM.
Artists Trudy Denham (left) and Catherine Armbrust pose with the mandala they created on the floor of the Jorgenson Fine Arts Gallery at Moberly Area Community College. Gallery Director Andrew Glenn welcomes the community to a free, public reception on Thursday, April 7, 2016, from 5pm to 7pm. The exhibit features the works of 33 artists from around the world and will be on display until May 5th.