A Glimpse Into the Hollins Art Faculty Show

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Van Faust-Stephenson | vfauststephenso@radford.edu

This past week, the new RU Art Museum on Tyler welcomed five guest artists from Hollins University to host the Hollins Art Faculty Show.

The guest artists specialize in different styles and mediums, ranging from physical porcelain works to the more usual use of oil on canvas, to even using printer ink as their instrument of choice. The diversity and specialty are awe-inspiring.

Elise Schweitzer specializes in oil paintings, with many of her works, such as Degas Rider (pictured), being portraits of horse riders.

Robert Sulkin is, as I see it, one of the more interesting contributors to the gallery, showing off surreal and unsettling images like Ode to Leda (pictured) that feel like they have been taken right out of a horror movie.

Both Donna Polseno and Richard Hensley work with porcelain, and each takes his or her style with it. For instance, Polseno’s White Lilies (pictured) encapsulates the titular flower on what seems to be a stylish dinner plate, and Hensley’s Untitled (pictured) shows off a style similar to Ancient Greek relics.

Finally, Jennifer D. Printz has one of the unique art styles I have seen, combining and layering many other individual mediums and amalgamates them into one.

For instance, Waning and Then Not (pictured) is made using, “Graphite and Sumi Ink on Epson Ultrachrome Inks on Rives BFK paper mounted on cradled boards.”

If you would like to see the gallery for yourself, which I suggest those interested do, the Hollins Art Faculty Show will be running until Saturday, April 28 at The RU Art Museum on Tyler, located at 214 Tyler Avenue, next to BTs.

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Photo Credit: (Hailey Scherer-Photography Manager)