QU professor has paintings chosen for 4 exhibitions | Arts & Leisure

QUINCY – Various works of art created by a Quincy University professor find their way into exhibitions across the country.

Robert Lee Mejer has selected five pieces he created for inclusion in exhibits from California to Georgia.

“Variant: The Dance Around” was selected by Californian artist Katherine Chang Liu for inclusion in the 12th annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition World of Watercolor 2021 at the Fallbrook Art Center in California. This piece also won the Ed and Carol Thomason $ 500 Cash Award for Abstract. The exhibition at the Fallbrook Art Center runs until April 11th and is also available online at fallbrookartcenter.org.

Jo Banister, program manager for exhibitions at the Indianapolis Art Center, selected “Shuffle Dance” and “Variant 1 – PC # 26” for the exhibition “New Editions: A Printmaking Exhibition”, both monotypes combine graph prints. This exhibition runs until April 7th.

International watercolorist John Salminen selected Mejer’s watercolor “Variant: Newborn” as part of the Georgia Watercolor Society’s National Exhibition in 2021 at the Carrollton Center for the Arts. This Carrollton, Georgia exhibit opens April 5th and runs through May 14th.

Mark Mehaffey and Brenda Swenson, international judges for the 45th Transparent Watercolor Society of American Juried exhibition at the Kenosha Public Museum, selected “Variant: Equilibrium” for its upcoming exhibition in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This exhibition runs from May 1st to May 1st. August 1st.

Mejer has been a distinguished professor of art since 1968, curator of the Gray Gallery, and coordinator of the arts program at Quincy University. He is an artist, painter, printmaker, juror, and visiting artist from Illinois.

Finns in snowshoes create short-term art work on golf course | Leisure




Part of a huge complex geometric pattern formed from thousands of steps in the snow on Monday February 8, 2021 in Espoo, Finland. The design of the work of art, about 160 meters in diameter, was made by volunteers in snowshoes under the guidance of local residents and local amateur artist Janne Pyykko, but the ephemeral work will only last until the next snowfall or strong wind.




A detail from the complex geometric pattern formed from thousands of steps in the snow in Espoo, Finland on Monday February 8, 2021. The work of art, about 160 meters in diameter, was made by volunteers in snowshoes under the guidance of local residents and amateur artist Janne Pyykko, but the ephemeral work will only last until the next snowfall or strong wind.




Finns in snowshoes create temporary works of art on the golf course

Part of a complex giant geometric pattern formed from thousands of steps in the snow on Monday February 8, 2021 in Espoo, Finland. The work of art, about 160 meters in diameter, was made by volunteers in snowshoes under the guidance of local residents and amateur artist Janne Pyykko, but the ephemeral work will only last until the next snowfall or strong wind.




Finns in snowshoes create temporary works of art on the golf course

Part of a huge complex geometric pattern formed from thousands of steps in the snow near the capital Helsinki in Espoo, Finland, on Monday 8 February 2021. The work of art with a diameter of about 160 meters was made by volunteers in snowshoes under the guidance of local and amateur artist Janne Pyykko, but the short-lived work will only last until the next snowfall or strong wind.




Finns in snowshoes create temporary works of art on the golf course

Part of a huge complex geometric pattern formed from thousands of steps in the snow near the capital Helsinki in Espoo, Finland, on Monday 8 February 2021. The work of art, about 160 meters in diameter, was made by volunteers in snowshoes under the guidance of local and amateur artist Janne Pyykko, but the short-lived work will only last until the next snowfall or strong wind.




Finns in snowshoes create temporary works of art on the golf course

The complex geometric pattern was created on Monday, February 8, 2021 in Espoo, Finland, from thousands of steps in the snow. The work of art, around 160 meters in diameter, was made by volunteers in snowshoes under the guidance of local and amateur artist Janne Pyykko, but the ephemeral work will only last until the next snowfall or strong wind.

HELSINKI (AP) – A short-lived work of art with thousands of steps in the snow caught attention near the Finnish capital Helsinki.

Under the guidance of local and amateur artist Janne Pyykko, 11 snowshoe volunteers stamped a series of complex geometric patterns on a golf course. Together, the designs resemble a giant snowflake.

The work of art, which was completed in two days, has a diameter of around 160 meters. The Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat said it could be the largest snow drawing ever made in the Nordic country.

“This was an opportunity for me to develop as a person,” Pyykko, who is inspired by visual effects and has done small snow illustrations himself, told the newspaper. “I wanted to learn how to inspire people and whether I can lead them.”

Pyykko says the drawing is best seen from the air, but he told the Finnish media on Wednesday that mapping the patterns for snowshoe hikers within a designated area of ​​the Lofkulla golf course requires a lot of ground planning.

The work should be temporary and only last until the next snowfall or strong winds erase the footprints.

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