S2- Dr. Scott Meyer and Scott Stephens Art Exhibit Opening Reception is Thursday, May 3rd, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00pm
|S2- Dr. Scott Meyer and Scott Stephens Art Exhibit|
May 3-May 31, 2012
We are delighted to offer two such talented artists in one Gallery Exhibit. Scott Stephens and Dr. Scott Meyer are both professors at the University of Montevallo, both highly regarded in their prospective fields and both influential to the art scene in the state of Alabama.
Opening Reception for the Exhibit is Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. The exhibit will run through May 30, 2012. The Gallery, located at 104 Mildred Street, Columbiana, Alabama, is open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The reception and gallery exhibit is free and open to the public.
Scott Stephens is Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Art. He earned his MFA degree from the University of Alabama and the BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. Stephens' recent cyanotype prints from hand-drawn Mylar have been added to the permanent collections of the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Wiregrass Museum, and the University of Alabama.
His studio practice is in large-format printmaking and historic photographic processes. He directs the printmaking concentration and assists with instruction in the photography program. His interests in big prints has led to the creation of large-format print facilities at Montevallo featuring a 44 x 84 inch Takach etching press that is suitable for intaglio, relief, plate lithography and monoprinting techniques.
Dr. Scott Meyer has been a ceramic artist for over twenty years. He was first introduced to that medium at Penn State where he studied within the strict discipline afforded by Japanese wheel throwing tradition. Under Kenneth Beittel, he evolved a simultaneous interest in the methods with which tradition is passed from one to another and the role of place in the life of imagination. This dual focus produced a Ph. D. in Art Education in 1985. More important to his current work, it fostered a relationship between tradition and pervasive truth that continues to propel his approach to materials. With one foot planted in each world, he has found the land between to be supportive and evocative.