Gallery Exhibit Features Work of NY6 Faculty Artists | St. Lawrence University

Gallery Exhibit Features Work of NY6 Faculty Artists

The current art installation at St. Lawrence University’s Richard F. Brush Art Gallery features the work of 37 artists who teach Colgate University, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Skidmore College, St. Lawrence University, and Union College.

James Haywood Rolling, Jr., dual professor of art education and teaching and leadership at Syracuse University, will deliver a guest lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, in Griffiths Arts Center, room 123. His lecture is titled “From Practice to Responsibility: The Pedagogical Odyssey of an Art + Design Educator.” A reception will follow.

Intended to be as broad and inclusive as possible, the exhibition features work by a range of tenured, visiting, and adjunct professors at each of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium institutions, including several St. Lawrence University teaching artists.

Each artist was asked to write a statement in response to the question, “How does your art practice influence and inform your teaching, and how does teaching influence and inform your art practice?”

One artist in the show, Lynn Schwarzer, commented, “[I am] continually devising assignments that ask [students] to explore aspects of their world and their relationship to it in a sustained, considered way. … And, of course, my students continue to teach me things that inform my work.”  

Located in Griffiths Arts Center, the Brush Art Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Thursdays noon to 8 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays noon to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at 315-229-5174