Robert Cottingham, W.T., Watercolor, 1982
Curated by Chalen Phillips
Sponsored by the Friends of Martha Seif
February 14 through March 29, 2011
Upcoming Exhibit Lecture
Wednesday, March 2 at 3:00pm in the Gallery
Don Lake, professor emeritus, and Jamie Kruidenier, current watercolor instructor, will provide additional history and commentary about the work in the exhibition.
Chalen Phillips is Curator of Collections at the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, Missouri. Mr. Phillips has served as a juror for the Watercolor U.S.A. 2009 and the Prints U.S.A. 2009 competitions and is a member of the Watercolor Honor Society.
In his curatorial essay, Phillips states that his background in art history strongly influenced the selections he has made from Springfield's enormous collection. "I am not an artist; I simply admire the way art tells a story or reflects a certain period in time. This is my passion," he said. "I strive to understand how history was shaped by the raging whirlwind of events made evident in the artistry of the times. With that in mind, I chose artists who depicted a period of time from the past such as the documenting of a disastrous flood, the death of a bee, or a simple moment of peace."
Participating Artists from the Springfield Art Museum Collection include:
Kent Addison, Mary L. Aro, Nell Blaine, Charles Burchfield, Chen Chi, Robert Cottingham, John Steuart Curry, Adolf Dehn, Elsie Bates Freund, Donald Holden, Gregory Litinksy, John Marin, Don Nice, Philip Pearlstein, David Plank, and Joseph Raffael.
Parkland Art Gallery's spring hours
Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Monday through Thursday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm