Exhibit showcases a decade of art professor's work

RU Professor Richard Bay will open his exhibit "Lots of Stuff…Art Too!" at Emory & Henry College on Monday, Feb. 18, with a discussion of the work.

The exhibit will be a retrospective of Bay's work and will feature nearly 50 pieces created over the past decade. Bay's colorful mixed media work tackles a wealth of subjects including illness, racism, anger, faith and family.

"It's a show where I think there is something for everyone to reflect on," Bay said of the collection.

Bay will speak about his artistic process and the inspirations for his work. The conversation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Board of Visitors Lounge at the Van Dyke Center on the Emory & Henry campus in Emory. A reception with the artist will follow in the 1912 gallery.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Bay is a longtime member of the RU faculty and a former chair of the Department of Art. He has received two Fulbright Scholars awards and a Presidential Citation for Excellence in Education from the U.S. Department of Education.

Bay holds a bachelor's degree in art education from Kansas State University, a master's degree in printmaking, drawing and painting from Pittsburg State University in Kansas and a doctorate of education in curriculum and instruction of art education from Oklahoma State University.

"Lots of Stuff…Art Too!" will be open to the public from Feb. 19 through March 23 except during Emory & Henry's spring break, March 2 through 11. The 1912 Gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays.

Work by Richard Bay

Caption: This mixed media drawing titled 'I Ain't Chunkin that Punkin!' is among works in Professor Richard Bay's upcoming exhibition.

Feb 12, 2013
Dan Waidelich
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