The first annual Visual and Creative Arts Juried Student Exhibition, juried by Stephanie Lewis Robertson, MFA, will be on display in the Marian University Art Gallery located in the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences from January 24-February 16, 2018. The exhibition will feature artworks created by Marian University Visual and Creative Arts (VCA) majors and minors. An awards ceremony, jurors talk, and reception will be held on January 25, from 4-6 p.m., all of which are generously funded by the Talbot Street Art Fair and are free and open to the public.
Much like a musical conversation, Stephanie Lewis Robertson sings to her hand-dyed and –printed fabrics while she works. Spirituality, ritual, nature, music, the power of women, the concept of the “last worst time,” and the current state of the world serve as the inspiration for the fabric and paper constructions.
Robertson is the program chair for fine arts at Ivy Tech Community College, Central Indiana region. In 2017, she was accepted into Religion Spirituality and the Arts V. Among her other awards and grants are three Individual Artists Grants from the Indiana Arts Commission, an Arts in the Park grant (2017), Second Place Three Dimensional Work in Artistry in Fiber 2016 and Best of Show, Artistry in Fiber 2014, Second Place (2015) and First and Third Place (2011) in Surface Design at the Indiana State Fair, recipient of the Stutz Artists Association Studio Space in 2002, and an Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Fellowship in 2001. She is also the former Exhibitions Associate at the Indianapolis Art Center. She holds a MFA (1994, University of Georgia) and a BFA (1981, Miami University) in Fabric Design. Her work is included in several corporate and private collections and she is also a teaching artist with Arts for Learning of Indiana.
The Marian University Art Gallery (Evans Center) is located on the north end of the second floor of the Michael Evans Center for Health Sciences on the Marian University campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays. Please contact Crystal Vicars-Pugh, gallery director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.955.6665 for additional information.