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Gallery 6000 Opens the Atmoscapes Exhibit

Posted Jul. 11, 2011


Kent State University at Stark is proud to host the Gallery 6000 exhibit, entitled Atmoscapes. Gallery 6000 is a collaboration between local artists and Kent State Stark, showcasing art of various media throughout the year. The exhibit, which is open to the public, is displayed in The University Center, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.
 
The curator of Gallery 6000, Tom Wachunas, is an artist and adjunct instructor, teaching Art as a World Phenomenon at Kent State Stark. The exhibit will be on display from August 2 through October 21, 2011.
 
The Atmoscapes exhibit features five Stark County artists presenting their intriguing, poetic visions of realities, both natural and dreamlike. The artists are Lynn Digby, Carol McGill, David Grant Roth, Michele Waalkes and Michael Weiss. Most of the displayed pieces are for sale.
 
Kent State Stark will host an opening reception on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Rebecca DeHart at 330-244-3518 or rdehart@kent.edu. The reception is free and open to the public. Representatives of the press are encouraged to attend.

Whether painting landscapes or seascapes, Digby’s brushwork is remarkably facile and versatile. Her images effectively embody nature’s luscious physicality, as well as its atmospheric elegance.
 
Often suggestive of distant, ethereal landscapes, the acrylic canvases by McGill are simple, yet powerful distillations, saturated with brilliant color.
 
The abstract color-field paintings by the late Roth are brilliantly subtle, liquid visions of luminescent, cloud-like forms.
 
Waalkes’ photo-transfers of landscapes and architectural motifs on sheer, shimmering fibers are full of mystery and magic.
 
Equally magic-filled are the digital photographs by Weiss, often depicting surreal scenes that are both whimsical and compelling.
 
For more information on this exhibit or Gallery 6000 at Kent State Stark, contact Rebecca DeHart at 330-244-3518 or rdehart@kent.edu. Kent State Stark features additional art exhibits in the campus galleries located in Main Hall’s lower level and the Fine Arts Building.