Current Exhibitions - Center for Visual Arts

Depth Cues Exhibition
April 7 - 27, 2017

Depth Cues are the visual devices that suggest the illusion of space within the two-dimensional picture plane. Examples include overlap, relative size, vertical location, saturation, atmospheric and linear perspective. While depth cues can be used to create virtual three-dimensional space, the rules can also be reversed to flatten pictorial space.

The Depth Cues Exhibition Opening Reception features an Empty Bowls experience in our courtyard at the Center for Visual Arts Campus. Purchase a beautiful handmade pottery bowl and sample varieties of delicious soups provided by local caterers and chefs while you enjoy live musical entertainment. Best of all, your purchase helps those in need. Empty Bowls donation is $10 for adults and $5 for youth.

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Award Winners

Best of Show
“Preemptive Strike” - Joan B. Sonnenberg

First Place
“Across the Glades” - Patricia Payzant

Second Place
“Glorious Sky” - Shirley W. Blake

Third Place
“Scotland Golf Vacation” - Patti Leavitt

Fourth Place
“Construct” - Peter Sargent

Fifth Place
“El Toro” - Fran Bliek

Sixth Place
“Winter Harvest” - Maggie Hofmann

Merit Award
“Distant View” - Ruthe A. Sholler

March 1 - April 30, 2017

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are a husband and wife team who capture the attention of viewers not with outstretched canvas but with miniature paintings so exquisitely crafted that they are often mistaken for tiny photographs. Their tiny treasures, as collectors often refer to them, typically measure less than nine square inches and appear even more detailed when viewed under magnification! The Artists engage and draw their viewers ever closer to the point where they often become lost within the miniature world of the Siegrists. Even so, theirs are not merely small paintings but replete works of fine art capable of standing alongside conventionally sized works and competing in color, composition, and value, in spite of the fact that their exquisite detail is presented on a greatly reduced scale. A hallmark of their work is the ability to convey the feel of larger canvases or the essence of the natural world in miniature.

Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/ Tour Director,

Current Exhibition - Center for Performing Arts

The Art of Alvarez, LePree, Spartin and Vita
April 27 - June 24, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 27, 2017; 6pm - 8pm

This exhibition follows the paths of four artists who are extremely prolific and experimental in their work. Their collective breadth and scope samples the majority of 21st century painting and sculpture. Alvarez’s approach to sculpture is a tour de force. The range and scope of her subject matter is only limited by her boundless imagination. The paintings of LePree, Spartin and Vita each follow their own route to arrive at similar destinations; powerful scenes driven by color, composition and technique.