Tuesday, February 28, 2012

love shows

Amidst the passion of this week's installation for A Passionate Pursuit: The Milward Collection, (don't miss the opening reception Friday evening, 6-8pm in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery), another group of collectors will be lending works of art to Georgetown College for the next exhibition in the Cochenour Gallery, Visual Theatre: Celebrating Irene Corey
Image: Tobacco Leaf detail, 1953, oil on canvas by Irene Corey; postcard design by GC Art's own Elizabeth Metcalf

Georgetown residents Ms. Sis Curry, Ms. Maribeth Hambrick and Ms. Carolyn Johnson, along with Lexingtonians James and Mary McCormick, have all graciously agreed to let the Georgetown College Art Galleries borrow works by former art department chair, Irene Corey.  Among other exciting creations in the world of theatrical make-up and costume design, this talented artist developed the guise of Barney, the loveable purple dinosaur, as well as the Chik-fil-A cows.  Learn more about Irene Corey from friends who not only collected her artwork, but who also knew and loved her, during the opening reception on Thursday, March 8, from 5-7pm with NEXUS dialogue event at 5:30.

1 comment:

Earl Grey said...

This exhibition is a tribute to a faculty member who spent a very brief, but critical, time at Georgetown College. Her impact looms large, even today. Visit the exhibit and join in, as we continue this emphasis on "the year of the collector."