Faculty Art Exhibit Continues Through Nov. 22
with his work, We the People and Chief Justices.
(Photo: Leslie Gober)
By Leslie Gober
JSU News Bureau
The Jacksonville State University art department opened an exhibit in
Hammond Hall on November 1 which features work created by the department's
|Ceramic tray by Steve Loucks. (Photo:
The works ranged from oil paintings, photography, wood carvings, ceramics,
and graphic design.
Doug Clark, associate professor of art, who teaches photography is
in his first year of teaching at JSU. He explained how his works are
centered on nature. On display he has three photographs. Two are from
his illumination series. The third one is a large panorama titled Orchid,
which is from the series named Altered Landscapes.
He said he likes to look at his art from a social point of view --
how humans lived and used the land. Clark said, "I created the Orchid
out of the desire to actually step into a contemporary landscape and
to step away from nature for a minute."
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Phil Kesler is fairly new to
JSU. He teaches Graphic Design I and III and Web Page Design. On display
he has two pieces from his thesis. One is about the Bill of Rights and
the other is about the Constitution. Professor Kesler explained how
his works move in a timeline. His images become blurry and hard
|Lamp and Table by Carter Osterbind. (Photo:
to read, which is meant to be an expression of modern technology moving
into society. He said the Constitution piece represents a million people
being added into society.
Professor Kesler said, "The inspiration of these two pieces, especially
the Bill of Rights, was to gain an understanding of our government and
how it works." He said these particular works are more theoretical than
what he normally teaches in Graphic Design.
Steve Loucks, professor of art, has been teaching ceramics at JSU for
about 18 years. He teaches all levels of ceramics from beginning to
advanced. Professor Loucks said, "There are two types of poetry which
are utilitarian -- which is a style of poetry that is for the kitchen
and can be used. The second is decorative and is normally large and
can not be used for anything."
He credits his family and nature for inspiration for all of his art
The exhibit will continue through November 22. Gallery hours are 8:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. For more information
call 782-5626 or go to the http://art.jsu.edu/.
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