New Wriston Art Center exhibition honors former professor Alice King Case

A tribute to the late Alice King Case, who taught in the Lawrence University art department for 20 years, will be included in the new exhibition at Lawrence’s Wriston Art Center. The exhibition, which opens Friday, April 3 and runs through May 3, is free and open to the public.

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Untitled, acrylic on paper, by Alice King Case

The Leech Gallery presents “Through Alice’s Eyes: An Exhibition in Honor of Alice King Case.” The exhibition highlights the wide variety of paintings created during her artistic career. Case, who taught in the Lawrence art department from 1980 until her retirement in 2000, was an accomplished artist who specialized in abstract painting, drawing and collage. She was responsible for introducing computer-assisted art courses and directed Lawrence’s art education program, supervising the certification of nearly 50 future art teachers. She passed away in December, 2013.

A concurrent exhibition, “Go Ask Alice,” featuring artwork by Case’s former students, will be held in the Mudd Gallery on the third floor of the Seeley G. Mudd Library from April 3–14.

The Hoffmaster Gallery will feature Martin Brief’s “Amazon God
.” Brief’s interests focusing on language border on obsessive. He uses his artwork to explore the meaning of words until he has reached the very limits of expression. His series “Amazon God” is comprised of 28 drawings, each containing a list of handwritten book titles with the word “god” in the title that were collected from a search on Each drawing, representing one of the categories used by Amazon to organize the search results, varies in length depending on the number of “god” book titles in each category. The lists become visual studies of how we classify our world.

Ann McCoy’s hand-colored lithograph “Spotted Ray II” will be included in the “The Pursuit of Knowledge & Understanding: Recent Acquisitions in an Interdisciplinary Context

The Kohler Gallery presents “The Pursuit of Knowledge & Understanding: Recent Acquisitions in an Interdisciplinary Context
.” The exhibition features recent additions to the Wriston’s permanent collection, set in relation to the liberal arts: science, humanities, arts and social sciences. The works include paintings, collages, drawings, prints and sculpture by artists Sam Gilliam, David Lynch, Carol Summers and Wolf Kahn, among others.

Wriston Art Center hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday noon – 4 p.m; closed Mondays. For more information, call 920-832-6621.

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