Mount Union College's Crandall Art Gallery Features Recent Work Of William Chill

June 02, 2010

 

ALLIANCE, Ohio --- "Visions of Steeltown," the recent work of artist William Chill will be on display in the College's Crandall Art Gallery from September 29 through November 2.

"Most of my work focuses specifically on the diminishing industrial landscape rusting steel mills, old buildings, and other trappings of life in the waning industrial age," Chill said.

According to Chill, the places he depicts are inspired by direct observation, but are not literal translations of what is there. "Luminosity and space are important elements in my work, which I want to take on a specific mood," he said.

Born and raised in Boardman, Ohio, he drew and painted from a very young age. Chill attended Purdue University on a full Army ROTC scholarship and graduated in 1987 with a bachelor of science in physics. In 1991 he settled in Indianapolis, Indiana and began to pursue art with increasing seriousness. He eventually attended Indiana University's Herron School of Art where he graduated with a bachelor of fine arts with highest distinction in painting in 1998.

The community is invited to attend a reception honoring Chill on Saturday, September 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Gallery. Crandall Art Gallery is located within Cope Music Hall, on the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (330) 823-6063

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