Monday, February 9, 2015



   Gallery 6000 (6000 Frank Avenue NW, North Canton), located in the University (Conference) Center Dining Room at Kent State University at Stark, is currently showing works by six faculty members of the Kent State University at Stark Fine Arts Department: Jeanenne Mathis-Bertosa, Mary Mazzer, Susan McClelland, Jack McWhorter, Bridget O'Donnell, and Tom Wachunas. 

   The exhibit runs through March 27, 2015. Viewing hours (weekdays only) may vary depending upon other events scheduled in the Dining Room. Visitors to the exhibit should call 330-244-3300 in advance to confirm available viewing time.

   There will be an ARTISTS RECEPTION, open to the public, on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.  Please RSVP to Lori Caughey at 330-244-3518 or

   About the Artists:

   Jeannene Mathis-Bertosa is a freelance photojournalist who is passionate about understanding other cultures and using photography to tell their stories.

   Mary Mazzer illustrates tensions between feminine strength and fragility. Her drawings and paintings express feminine identity adjusting itself in the arena of social networking.

   Susan McClelland says of her mixed media/sculptural piece in this show, “…Life’s events, whether minor or major, positive or negative, accumulate and form a skin that surrounds and defines. This piece examines and celebrates the memories that influence and build our individual identity.” 

   Abstract painter Jack McWhorter explores the thinking processes and structures that make science and the arts work. His vibrantly colored, excited visual rhythms and patterns are intuitive evocations of physical phenomena and ephemeral forces in motion. ALSO PLEASE NOTE: My recent commentary on Jack’s work, posted here on Jan. 19,
   The recent works by printmaker Bridget O’Donnell are comprised of, in her words, “…aggressive or consuming marks that build tension to create a chaotic beauty cultivated by chaos and a slow process of deterioration…” ALSO PLEASE NOTE: Her solo exhibit in Kent Stark’s Main Hall Gallery, “Entropic Melodies”, opens with a reception and artist talk at 5 P.M. on Thursday, Feb. 12 

   The mixed media assemblages by Tom Wachunas are tactile metaphors for various dualities: hiding and revealing, illusion and reality, spirit and physicality.

    PHOTOS, from top: Coiling Back On Itself, oil on paper, by Jack McWhorter; Veil, acrylic and ink, by Mary Mazzer; Poetic Justice, intaglio print, by Bridget O’Donnell

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