Kent State East Liverpool Unveils Permanent Art Collection
Kent State University at East Liverpool formally unveiled the Art Gallery’s permanent art collection, featuring works by area artists and pieces donated by local residents. These included a signed painting by the late Elsa Rubin, wife of Dr. Herschel Rubin, titled “Fall Festival.”
Through the donation of his wife’s painting and a monetary gift, Dr. Rubin helped establish the Herschel and Elsa Rubin Art Acquisition Fund on the East Liverpool campus to help continue adding works of art to its permanent collection. An art acquisition committee on campus works to coordinate policies and criteria for purchasing pieces and accepting donated and/or loaned works of art.
The inaugural show also featured two loaned works by East Liverpool artist David Blythe, provided by Dr. Marc and Cindy Hoffrichter, as well as several ceramic pieces loaned by William and Donna Gray.
The permanent collection will be displayed in the Art Gallery between exhibits of other guest artists and is open to the public by appointment. It is located on the second floor of the Mary Patterson Building on E. Fourth St. To make arrangements to visit the gallery, call 330-382-7425.
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Dr. Herschel Rubin (left) and Dr. Steve Nameth with the painting “Fall Festival,” painted by the late Elsa Rubin and donated to the Art Gallery by Dr. Rubin.