GREENVILLE, Pa. – The public is invited to an art opening featuring the mixed-media drawings of Robert Farber on
Monday, Oct. 22 in the Howard Miller Student Center (HMSC). The exhibition runs through Nov. 5.
The inspiration for Farber’s most recent body of work was derived from the surrounding landscape of Mercer County, Pa. and the architecture of the city of Greenville, Thiel College and Conneaut Lake Park.
In the exhibition, titled “A Sense of Place,” Farber attempts to communicate the artist’s source of inspiration and fascination with the discovery and exploration of a “new” environment.
The music of Johnny Cash, the writings of Shakespeare and the trials and tribulations of Job and the book of Proverbs have all informed Farber’s most recent work. Some of Farber’s influences include Jennifer Bartlett, Jane Hammond, Terry Winters, Rico Lebrun and Lucien Freud.
Farber, originally from North Canton, Ohio, earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and art history from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He earned his master of fine arts degree in drawing and printmaking from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich. Farber has been a professor of art at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla. since 1990.
The opening reception begins at 5 p.m. in the Weyers-Sampson Art Gallery of the HMSC. An artist lecture at 4 p.m. in the HMSC’s Sawhill-Georgian Room will precede the reception.
Admission to this event is free. The gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m.