Canton Museum of Art Presents A Celebration of Women in the Arts: Director’s Choice II

The Canton Museum of Art presents A Celebration of Women in the Arts: Director’s Choice II on view now through July 24.

In the fall of 2007 the Canton Museum of Art presented Director’s Choice I, featuring the art of Christopher Ryan, Anthony Schepis and Julian Stanczak. The museum is now presenting the next installment of Director’s Choice and celebrate women with original exhibits throughout the museum’s galleries.

Director’s Choice II features the diverse talents of 3 noted Ohio artists: the bold and provocative figures of Shirley Aley Campbell, Patricia Zinsmeister Parker’s large-scale contemporary homage to women art pioneers, and sculptor Barbara Stanczak’s sculptural pieces which revel in the wonder of nature. Companion exhibits featuring the narrative clay figures of Juliellen Byrne, and the adventurous dolls of fabric artist Lisa Hertzi.

Forty women from the Museum’s Permanent Collection demonstrate the evolving role of women artists over the past century and round out the museum’s Celebration of Women in the Arts.

Finding diversification with the choice of exhibiting artists is what makes this a compelling presentation. According to Albacete, “these artists are saying and doing things that are contemporary and edgy. They are as different from each other as it is possible to be, and their unique perspectives combine to create a fascinating art experience…especially when juxtaposed with the women from our Permanent Collection.”

A Celebration of Women in the Arts: Director’s Choice II is sponsored by:
The Mary Renkert Wendling Foundation
Rachel Davis Fine Arts
Raymond James Financial. Inc.
Canton Fine Arts Associates

Image: Shirley Campbell, Drawings of the Human Condition, ink/watercolor, 14×10

Canton Museum of Art
1001 Market Avenue North
Canton, Ohio 44702
Phone:330-453-7666
Fax:330-453-1034
www.cantonart.org

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