Mount Union College?s Crandall Art Gallery Presents ?Recent Paintings? by Doug Collins

April 22, 2010

'Recent Paintings' by Doug Collins will be presented in Mount Union College's Crandall Art Gallery from January 10 - 29.


"Untitled," oil on canvas by Doug Collins.

Collins earned his bachelor's degree from Mount Union College and his master's degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He teaches art at Eastern Randolph High School in Ramseur, North Carolina.

'The last time that my paintings hung in Crandall Gallery was during my senior exhibition in 1979, and the thought has initiated many memories of my Mount Union College experiences,' said Collins. 'While a student at East Canton High School, my art teacher, Fred Votaw, took me to New York City. It was there that I first realized that I was living in an enormous, complicated and interesting world. Professors at Mount Union then challenged me to understand it.'

In reference to his works, Collins said, 'My art is a starting point for discussions about the nature of art and ultimately about life itself. Viewers are asked to bring their own references and experiences to the art and make their own sense out of it. Each work is meant only to provide a beginning in trying to understand the challenges of living in a world that all too frequently vacillates between enlightenment, grace and the ridiculous.'

There will be a reception on Saturday, January 29 from 4 ' 6 p.m. Both the reception and the Crandall Art Gallery are free and open to the public. The Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 - 6 p.m.

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