The gallery at the Sterling College Art Center is filled with works of art not from students or visiting artists, but from the professors themselves. The faculty’s art exhibit opened earlier in October and will run until Friday, October 29. The gallery, at the corner of Washington and Eighth Street in Sterling, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and the same times for Homecoming on Saturday, October 16.
The faculty art exhibit showcases a variety of different types of art from Sterling’s art faculty: Libby Reimer, Sia Joung, and Kathleen Schroeder. There will be 20 pieces in the exhibition which will include oil paintings, tempera paints, vector graphics, as well as mixed media drawings and photographs.
âWe think it’s important for our students to see our artistry as a teacher and for them to see what they’ve learned in class applied to artwork,â Joung said. âArtists must keep up to date and constantly work on their artistic practice. Working as a professional artist is one of the essentials of being a good teacher.
Joung has been with Sterling for five years, Schroeder for three years and Reimer for three years. All three have recently shown their works at various exhibitions and exhibitions. Reimer just completed his Masters of Fine Arts show at Fort Hays State University. Joung’s works have been exhibited at the Carriage Factory Art Gallery in Newton, the Hays Arts Council and the Hutchinson Art Center, while Schroeder is currently working at the Carriage Factory and Bethel College. Schroeder is currently the elected president of the Kansas Art Education Association.
There will be a reception honoring faculty artists and showcasing their work from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 15 at the Gallery.