New works by two established Greater Lafayette artists will excite you with their contrasting styles and media. Both of these professional artists continue to broaden their focus with new, yet familiar creative expression. Dan Annarino explores the great outdoors through his graphic designer eye. His colorful and mysterious Indiana images defy traditional landscape painting and delight the viewer with his unique approach. Diana May creates three-dimensional clay sculpture using various forms combined to create whimsical and thoughtful objects. For this exhibition Diana will create a body of new work, which plays on the rooftops and chimneys of Europe, inspired by her visit to England. A woman of many talents, she often pulls in other materials, using steel and other elements to bring her intricate compositions to life. This will be the first time Annarino and May have exhibited together.
Robert Peppers is a Professor of Drawing and Painting, Ohio University. He was previously the Assistant Director of Purdue’s Black Cultural Center. Professor Peppers is deeply inspired by the experience of listening to jazz, even to the extent of creating pictorial equivalents for specific musical work. Mixed media works are direct responses to jazz from an intuitive perspective. Beginning as doodles that he sketches, while listening to a jazz tune, his mixed-media work gradually evolves from Thought-Forms into Jazz Templates in Silhouette.
Master printmaker, Rudy Pozzatti, earned both a BFA and MFA from the University of Colorado, where he studied under Max Beckmann and Ben Shahn. In 1954, he held his first major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. He began teaching at Indiana University in 1956, and developed one of the leading printmaking departments in the United States. His work is in many private and public collections, including The Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Modern Art-New York and the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. His eleven-color etching, “Apollo” is featured in the ArtSmart: Indiana educational program and this exhibition is a salute to one of America’s premier artists
Animal Crackers highlights two very divergent artistic techniques. The first is pique-assiette mosaic, represented in the show by what artist Judy Titche calls "story animals." These 'animals' encourage the viewer to devise stories about them and thus to become a part of the scene itself. The second medium is fiber art, represented by baby ducks, moths, birds and other members of the animal kingdom.
The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette is seeking artists and sponsors for the 2015 public art project BEARS oh my! Stylized sculptured bears, transformed by artists, will roam the streets of Lafayette and West Lafayette throughout the summer of 2015. The BEARS oh my! project raises awareness of the importance of public art in Greater Lafayette and helps support the Art Museum’s many activities and programs. This public art project continues the fun and tradition of Hog Wild! in 2003, Frog Follies in 2005, Dog Days of Summer in 2009 and Chair-ity in 2011. Join the Fun!
TV 18 feature on Lions and Tigers and BEARS oh my! Friday, January 23