posted on January 10, 2006
The Clarke College Art Department will host a senior bachelor of fine arts exhibit by Eric Schlueter, of Dubuque, Iowa, from Saturday, Feb. 11, through Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Quigley Gallery 1550 on the Clarke campus. A reception for the exhibit will be held on Friday, Feb. 17, from 7-9 p.m. in the gallery. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
Schlueter’s painting exhibit, entitled “Ode to Eliza,” was inspired by the music in Clarke’s Eliza Kelly Hall, one of the oldest buildings on the Clarke campus and home to the College’s art, music and drama departments.
“Like Pygmalion, the character from Greek mythology who tried to create the
perfect woman, I will strive to capture that perfect moment of interaction between person
and music,” said Schlueter in his artist statement for the exhibit. “I want to play the viewer’s perception as one would a harp, caressing the paintings with warm colors and tones that personify the instruments. The group of paintings will act like a symphony, each playing off the others in an ecstasy of sweetness and beauty.”
The Quigley Gallery 1550 is open Monday through Friday from noon-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.