WWU to exhibit Transitions in Color and Texture

Transitions in Color and Texture,
featuring the fine art of Heather Haymart and Chris McCarthy, will be on
display at William Woods University Feb. 10 to March 12.

An opening reception will be held
from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts. In
addition, Haymart will demonstrate her process at 3 p.m.
 
Haymart is an artist who makes
textural abstract paintings with depth. She is driven by nature, human emotions
and inexpressible thoughts to create. Her paintings reflect this meditative
state she enters during creation and the emotion is communicated by the light
that comes through in her color usage. She is working towards enlightenment one
painting at a time.

A graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
and a Bachelor of Science in K-12 art education, she taught middle and high
school art before turning to painting as a career.

 
McCarthy’s work is a complex mix of
both the hot and cold side of the glass medium. Fascinated with the ability to
play with fire to create form, he sculpts each piece, thinking about the effect
of light and diffraction. His use of the Venetian techniques of Murrini,
Incalmo and Battuto gives his work depth and complexity. McCarthy creates
simple elegant forms that radiate and glow with warmth.
 
He began blowing glass in 1997 at
the City Museum in St. Louis. Six years later he opened his own studio, Park
Avenue Glass.
 
The Mildred
M. Cox Gallery in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts is open 9
a.m.-6.p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission
is free and open to the public. For more information, call (573) 592-4245.
                                                                         
CUTLINES:
Two glass
pieces by Chris McCarthy
A
painting by Heather Haymart