Tuesday, January 15, 2008

SMU faculty join forces for 'Ignes Fatui' art show

“Flower of Youth” Giclee by Brother Roderick Robertson, FSC, one of eight Saint Mary’s University faculty displaying work in “Ignes Fatui” through Feb. 17 at SMU.

WINONA, Minn. — Eight Saint Mary’s University art faculty members will join forces for the next exhibit, “Ignes Fatui,” in SMU’s Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries.

“Ignes Fatui” or “an illusion” describes the diversity of work to be displayed — whether it be Sister Margaret Mear’s series of fantasy horses or Brother Roderick Robertson’s Giclees, which intertwine antique photographs with computer effects. Michelle Cochran will display a colored pencil drawing titled, “Sixth Summer.” Dr. John Whelan’s drawings focus heavily on the natural human form and the delicate beauty of flowers.

Also displaying works are Preston Lawing, Robert McColl, Charles Campbell, and Randi Campbell.

The exhibit will run Jan. 16 through Feb. 17, with an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. The Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries are located in the Toner Student Center. Admission is free and open to the public, and gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. For more information, call (507) 457-1652.