Art Faculty Exhibition Opens at the O’Sullivan Art Gallery

From photos that explore the time, nature and humanity of Wyoming landscapes to a painting that combines influences from Dutch still life with contemporary messages, the O’Sullivan Art Gallery opened its doors this week to a rare occasion: the Regis College Art Faculty Exhibition.

The show, hosted every four years, gives students and the community a chance to see the diverse work of the Regis Fine and Performing Art Department’s faculty, including three-dimensional collages that capture urban and rural lifestyles, sculptures of vessels created with a 3D printer and composites that combine historical narratives with the disruptive present. The show is open to the public through Sept. 24.

“It’s great because every student in the program gets to see what the art faculty do,” said Gallery and Studio Manager Robert St. John. “It’s an opportunity for us to show what our faculty are doing, outside of their teaching, because they’re practicing artists.”

An opening reception is set for 4:30-7 p.m., Sept. 2. Additionally, each artist will host gallery talks about their art at the times listed below:

7 p.m., Sept. 9: Maeve Eichelberger, Gabe Gabriel, Judy Gardner and Robin Hextrum
7 p.m., Sept. 23: Tony Ortega, Robert St. John, Sharon Strasburg and Willy Sutton


The gallery, which typically hosts six shows per year, welcomed guests back to a robust regular schedule in January. After the faculty exhibition concludes, the gallery will host the work of painter Chuck Forsman.

St. John said the art department sees the gallery as an extension of the classroom, giving students and the community alike the opportunity to interact with renowned artists.

“The art department likes the idea that they can meet an artist and ask them questions,” St. John said. “Sometimes, it’s technical. Art students are making their own work. They’re doing their own photography, so the opportunity to talk to somebody who does photography is helpful.”

The gallery, located east of Main Hall at Regis, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 2 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. The show is free and open to all.