Art department welcomes two new exhibitions


Marywood continues to open all new art exhibits. The Zeta Omicron and “Hetty Baiz: This Very Body” exhibits are on display now. Photo credit: Autumn Bohner

Justin Kucharski

This week, Marywood up two brand new exhibitions in the Shields Center for Visual Arts and on the first floor of the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts respectively.

The first exhibition, titled “Hetty Baiz: This Very Body,” is located in the Mahady Gallery and showcases mixed media figure paintings created on large wooden panels and portraits conceived from woven jute. Baiz came to Marywood on Nov. 7 to give a gallery talk, which was open to the public.

Baiz’s art focus is mainly in mixed media, which is art that uses more than one material or medium. She has had work featured all around the world, including at the Incheon International Women Artists’ Biennale in South Korea.

The second exhibition is Zeta Omicron’s Annual Art Exhibit, which can be found in the Kresge Gallery. Zeta Omicron is a chapter of the Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society that organizes service projects for art majors.

The organization also promotes many art-related community service events every year and provides members with scholarships and chances to have their work published.

An opening reception was held on Nov. 6 when the general public was given the opportunity to appreciate the art work with members of Zeta Omicron, faculty and students. The exhibit features pieces done only by members of the club.

“Hetty Baiz: This Very Body” and Zeta Omicron’s Annual Art Exhibit will be on display until Dec. 1 and Nov. 17 respectively.

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