Exhibition: Drawn to Nature, by Gaetano LaRoche, 4/15 - 5/27


This exhibition features drawings (ink on paper) by artist Gaetano LaRoche, currently a doctoral candidate in the Art and Art Education program. The work explores the link between John Dewey's text Art as Experience and the act of drawing in front of nature. The drawings also relate to Maurice Merleau-Ponty's insistence in The Primacy of Perception that we know first through our senses -- that thought is informed through sensorial perception. The drawings record the perceptions of an artist who has sought to integrate the philosophies of John Dewey and Maurice Merleau-Ponty in his art making and drawing. By disclosing a view of one artist's way of seeing and making, the artist asks future teachers and scholars to consider how we can make connections with philosophy and practice. Join the artist for the opening reception in the gallery on Friday, April 15th from 5-7pm. This event is part of the month's venue on creativity, comprising library events and offerings in support of the Department of Arts and Humanities Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Symposium on April 28th and 29th. Where: The Offit Gallery, 3rd Floor When: April 15th - May 27th (when library is open)

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