SOU faculty art show

An exhibit of recent work by the SOU Art faculty members at the Schneider Museum of Art includes work by four emeritus faculty members and 13 selected alumni along with the current art faculty. Thus, intentionally or not, the show offers intriguing comparisons of masters and students.

Of the alumni in the show, six have attended graduate school and two now have university teaching jobs. All are professionally involved in the art world and exhibit their work nationally. The exhibit continues through June 23.

The emeritus faculty is represented in work by such well-known regional artists as Robert Alston, Lyle Matoush, Betty LaDuke, and Judith Ginsburg. The current faculty is represented with work by the University's new ceramic professor, Robin Strangfeld, with her porcelain cast seed pods.

Marlene Alt adds a mystifying sculptural installation, and Erika Leppmann presents a large photographic piece based on the community member's reaction to the public library closing.

Faculty painters Peg Sjogren and Cody Bustamante have new work in the exhibition that includes both paintings and drawings and demonstrates fresh ways of working in the media.

Digital artist Miles Inada produced a 9 foot vertical digital print that displays his wry humor and imagination. The show is rounded out by Tracy Templeton's contemplative chine coll&

232; photo etchings that seem to radiate on the museum's walls with their subtle contrasts.

The Schneider Museum of Art is on the campus of Southern Oregon University on the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street in Ashland. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month. There is a $3 suggested donation. For more information call 541-552-6245 or visit /sma online.

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