Art show features faculty talent

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The Holt-Russell Gallery at Parmenter Hall currently features works from two professors from the Department of Mass Media and Visual Arts. Professor of Art Inge Balch and Instructor of Drawing Russell Horton have created their own pieces to put on display for viewing.

An opening reception will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. The gallery will be on display through Feb. 27. Viewers can see the professors’ art before it is sent off to other galleries or sold.

Balch created three pieces for the gallery. Each is made primarily out of clay with a few appendages. The pieces are each based off of a saint: Nick, Barbara, and Francis. She assembled each piece through hand building, and it took her the entire month of January to complete. Balch said she assembled them all at the same time.

“I wanted each of these pieces to tell a story, a spin-off of the typical story attached to each saint,” Balch said.

Horton has painted landscapes of the country surrounding Ottawa and also a few urban scenes as well.