Walter King to exhibit retrospective art collection at Schnormeier Gallery
March 4, 2011
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio -- Insightful and versatile painter Walter King will be the featured artist for February in MVNU’s Schnormeier Gallery, located in the Buchwald Center, displaying a retrospective of his career.
The reception, free and open to the public, is Friday, March 4, from 6-9 p.m. The show runs from Feb. 4 through March 5.
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King, whose favorite medium is oil painting, takes much of his inspiration for his work from everyday life, from current events and contemporary media to personal experiences and day dreams. He approaches his work knowing that art that possesses its own universal language that can express certain thoughts and feelings. His pieces are intended to evoke an inspiration from his audience that motivates them to accept their own interpretations of art, embracing what they feel.
King’s 40-plus years of experience in art began when he was a child as he was encouraged by his family. His formal education started with a degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) in illustration, emphasizing drawing and painting, then continued at Boston University with an MFA in painting. He had a teaching fellowship at Wichita State University for a semester in 1981 and has taught at CCAD since 1985, where he was the chairperson of the Illustration Department for seven years and is now a senior faculty member in illustration.
King’s work has been recognized both around the U.S. and internationally, being featured in exhibitions in the South Bend Regional Museum of Art, the Beverly Art Center (Chicago), in Europe at the Magyar Academy of Art (Budapest) and the Kulturrathaus (Dresden), and in South America at the Centro Cultural Recoleta (Buenos Aires). His design and illustration has been published by "Oprah” magazine, "Journal of the CG Jung Institute of New York, ” AIGA and the American Illustration Annuals and Artisan Press.
Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.mvnu.edu/art. For more information on the artist, visit www.absolutearts.com/walterking/.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. U.S. News & World Report ranks MVNU in the top 50 Best in the Midwest (Baccalaureate) institutions for the fifth year in a row. With a 400-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and eight additional satellite Adult and Graduate Studies sites throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,500 students from 25 states and six countries/U.S. territories.