Twist: A Variety of Art and Messages

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Twist: A Variety of Art and Messages

"Young Man with Ammo" Ric Haynes

Kim Watkins, News Editor

"Young Man with Ammo" Ric Haynes

Kim Watkins, News Editor

Kim Watkins, News Editor

"Young Man with Ammo" Ric Haynes

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To truly understand the message within a piece of art, an art enthusiast must study the different types, forms and designs within the artistic world. Where is the best place to begin? Well, just stop on by the William Whipple Art Gallery for a start.
The theme for the new Whipple Gallery exhibit is “Twist” and features 12 artists. The artists include Siri Berg, Heather Brammeier, Reni Gower, Ric Haynes, Victor Kord, Deirdre Murphy, Alice Oh, Carrie Patterson, Richard Emery Nickolson, Richard Raiselis, Edward Shalala and Reba Stewart.
Their featured works will take new learners and old art lovers further into the variety of artwork and how it is portrayed by each individual artist.
Many artists used oil or acrylic on canvas as their medium. Other mediums included acrylic and oil on linen, digital print, oil on panel, photography, acrylic on paper, medium water-based mixed media paint on linen and oil and acrylic on wood and canvas. The variety of mediums is another way for artists to get their message across.
Some pieces included specific details while others were more abstract in nature. The various tones and colors in each piece give this exhibit a sense of balance.
With an eye for mellow detail, Haynes used oil on canvas as his medium for “Young Man with Ammo.” The piece shows a young soldier standing beside an aircraft prepared for the coming war. With deep greens and light blues, the story comes alive for the viewers.
Raiselis used acrylic on canvas and oil on canvas for his two pieces, “Two Guys” and “Bluescat.” While his first piece, “Two Guys,” had a dark tone with black and light gray, his second piece used a more vibrant blue and red. Both pieces show power lines, one dark and one bright.
Reni Gower uses acrylic on paper for her two pieces, “Pivot.10” and “Pivot.9.” Both pieces showed an array of colors, one with darker colors and the other with lighter colors. Circles within circles and darks against lights, Gower’s pieces pop when viewed.
There are plenty of pieces to be viewed, all with a different sense of life and variety within them.
These artists will be on display in the gallery through Dec. 6. Hours include 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays and 2 p.m.-11 p.m. on Sundays.
The William Whipple Gallery is funded by the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee and the SMSU Foundation.

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