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The Process Portfolio premiere: Lotz mixed media art exhibit on display at Hewes library

October 24, 2014

Kallie DiTusa / The Courier - Professor Stacy Lotz's art will be on display in the Len G. Everett Gallery through Oct. 31.

Monmouth College art professor Stacy Lotz has her newest work on display in the Len G. Everett Gallery located on the second floor of the Hewes Library until Oct. 31. The show is an event in honor of October being ‘Fine Arts Month.’

The reception for the show will be Friday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. and Lotz will speak about the exhibit at 4 p.m. The reception is free, open to the public and refreshments will be served.
The show is titled “The Process Portfolio” and consists of drawings, mixed media pieces and sculptures.

“I would describe myself as an installation artist… I want to alter the way we think about the spaces we move through,” said Lotz.

When you enter the gallery, you are essentially entering her thought process. These are studies that she has done while working during her recent sabbatical since January. Lotz uses minimalist artists Carl Andre and Anne Truitt as reference points for her work.

A professor is constantly seeing student’s ideas and helping them grow through their art, but the tables are never turned. This is a chance for students to see the thought process of not only their professor, but a practicing artist. Lotz’s show is a perfect example of being exposed to the process that independent artists are going through in the real world.

Michelle Diederich, a senior art major, said, “Stacy’s series of words were the most surprising to me because you don’t expect words to be art, but they resonated with me and were absolutely beautiful.”

The gallery is open during regular library hours: Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, noon to midnight.

Kallie DiTusa
Contributing Writer

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