Arts and Theater

Baum Gallery Hosts Spring Exhibitions

The Baum Gallery is holding three special exhibits this spring in McCastlain Hall. The exhibits will be on display from Jan. 21 until Feb. 18.

“Point/Counterpoint” by Mike Jabbur is an exhibition of contemporary stoneware and porcelain ceramics.

According to his website, Jabbur is an assistant professor of ceramics at the College of William & Mary. His work has been featured in galleries across the United States.

“Finding Shelter” is a group exhibition of 13 fiber artists from across the country and is being curated by UCA art professor Deborah Kuster.

Kuster wrote about the exhibition in a statement on the Baum Gallery exhibitions web page.

“I was drawn to the artists selected for this exhibit because their artwork suggested pods, solace, protection, webbing, habitat, or comfort. This idea of shelter is broad—possibly as physical, emotional, interpersonal, environmental, or as finding shelter in the creative process itself.  My goal is that this exhibit will provide shelter for the viewer in some personal way,” she said.

“Madje Has Dementia” is a photography exhibition that documents the artist’s loss of her mother to Alzheimer’s disease. Maggie Steber is the artist behind the project.

According to a bio on the exhibition web page, Steber is a documentary photographer who was named one of National Geographic Magazine’s ‘11 Women of Vision’ in 2014. Steber has worked with famous publications such as The Miami Herald, Newsweek, The New York Times and The New Yorker.

“We are particularly excited for these exhibitions as we believe that such a diverse collection of art works will offer something unique and interesting for every viewer,” Baum Gallery director Barclay McConnell said.

Other upcoming events include a gallery talk held by fiber artists Jo Stealey and Ann B. Coddington as well as a lecture on Thursday, Jan. 28. Mike Jabbur will be on campus for a gallery talk and lecture on Feb. 11. Maggie Steber will do the same on Feb. 22.

Another version of this article appeared in the Jan. 27, 2015 print edition of The Echo.

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