Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

The Casts Project

Academic Year: 
Sunday, February 15 to Sunday, March 22, 1998

The Casts Project continues to draw artists and visitors to the University Art GaUeries for a unique interactive experience . The exhibit is an ongoing art event where artists of all ages come together to create art ... right before our very eyes - by copying from plaster casts of famous classical sculptures. The exhibition will run through March 22, 1998, when Wright State begins its Spring Break . A closing reception will be held on Sunday, March 29 from 4 to 5:30 pm to cap the project and honor the participating artists. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

All area art classes have been invited to utilize the casts, including all local public schools and area colleges and universities. In the first two weeks of the show, it is estimated that over 80 students from local public schools, 100 college/university students and faculty and 75 individual artists from the local community have visited and worked from the display. All of these students and artists have contributed artwork made on site to the growing exhibit. Art studies have ranged from drawing, painting, and watercolor to clay modeling, printmaking, photography, and performance.

Extended evening hours will be provided for this exhibition on Thursdays, when the Galleries will remain open until 10 pm. Arrangements for private evening sessions can be made; we will ask for a $25.00 per 3 hour fee to cover gallery staffing for these evening hours. The University Art Galleries are sponsored by the Wright State University College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Art & Art History, with assistance from the Ohio Arts Council. A Special Projects Grant was provided by Culture Works and The Montgomery County Regional Arts and Cultural District in support of this project.


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