Terry Gieber |"Devil’s Tower Series Pot"|2008
An exhibition of new work by Gonzaga University fine art faculty Mary Farrell and Terry Gieber will be on display in the Jundt Galleries from Oct. 24 through Dec. 17. New work by Farrell, relating to aspects of geography and nature, will include drawings, intaglio and lithographic print combinations, as well as woodcuts, and monotypes. Gieber’s ceramics are centered on the theme of weather, landscape, and geology. Work from his Southwest Series: Tornado Jars, wood-fired vessels, chargers, and Storm Jars will be featured.
Gieber, professor of fine arts and chair of the fine arts department at Gonzaga, received a master of arts degree in studio arts from Fort Hayes State University and a master of fine arts in ceramics from the University of Iowa. In the summer of 2002 Gieber was an Artist-in-Residence at The Archie Bray Foundation. His work is shown throughout the United States and he is represented by several regional galleries. Gieber, working with the ceramic tile industry, has helped with dozens of restoration projects as well.
Farrell, a professor of fine arts at Gonzaga, received a bachelor of fine arts degree in printmaking at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and her master of fine arts in printmaking from the University of Cincinnati. She currently teaches drawing and printmaking at Gonzaga and exhibits throughout the United States and abroad. In the summer of 2008, Farrell was invited to teach an intaglio class in Hubei, China at the Institute of Art.
While there she exhibited in two galleries, the Institute of Art in Hubei and at the Mui Lian She Gallery.
A free public preview reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6-7:15 p.m. The free public lecture “Geography,” given by Mary Farrell, will be held in the Jundt Lecture Hall at 7:30 p.m., following the reception. Seating is limited.
Continuing in the Arcade Gallery is the exhibition “Spokane Collects: Fritz Scholder Lithographs,” from the collection of John Morey Maurice. These iconic lithographs created at the Tamarind Institute in the 1970s will be on display until Nov. 15.
Admission to the Jundt Art Museum is free and open to the public. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday noon-4 p.m. The museum is closed Sundays and University holidays*.
*Holidays closed: Nov. 26-30.
For more information, please contact Karen Kaiser, assistant curator for education, at (509) 313-6613 or via e-mail.