Guest artist to present work in Robert E. Wilson Gallery

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2002-11-21

Huntington, Ind.— Artist Sally Van Orden will display some of her work in an exhibit entitled, “Organic Architecture: Silk Paintings and Mixed Media.” This exhibit will be on display at Huntington College in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery located in the Merillat Centre for the Arts from December 2, 2002, through January 24, 2003.

An artist reception will be held on Saturday, December 7, from 6-8 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend. The Robert E. Wilson Gallery is open to the public Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and before all MCA performances.

Sally Van Orden is a professor of fine art at West Chester University and received her Master of Fine Art degree from Texas Tech University in art/interior design in 1988. Van Orden states that her multi-media background has lead her to the unusual medium of Serti Silk Painting. Serti silk painting is a historic and traditional medium used in China. The content includes abstracted visual images of her travels and interest in architectural and organic structures and the visual textures and colors within. The initial inspiration may be from a small detail to a large structure or landscape and may combine images to create compositions.

“The process is a large part of the artwork; it is like a dialogue that takes place between the silk canvas and myself,” states Van Orden.

For more information, please contact Prof. Rebecca Coffman at (260) 359-4272.

Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.

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