Efroymson Sponsored Visiting Artist David Cunningham at UE

Posted: Thursday, October 9, 2014

The University of Evansville Art Department is presenting an exhibit of the work of painter David Cunningham in the Melvin Peterson Gallery from October 15 through October 31. Cunningham will also give two lectures during the exhibit. Both the exhibit and lectures are sponsored by the Efroymson family fund.

Cunningham will present a campus and community lecture on October 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m., and a student lecture and demonstration on October 22 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Cunningham's compelling realistic paintings have been exhibited at galleries and museums throughout the United States. In his meticulously crafted oil paintings, he combines traditional 15th century Dutch technique with contemporary ideas about space and composition. Recently, he received best of show in Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Contemporary Realism Biennial and in the Swope Museum’s Wabash Valley exhibit. His work is found in public and corporate collections including: St Meinrad Monastery, The Indiana State Museum, Fifth Third Bank and Vectren Corporation.  In addition, his paintings have been shown in Luxe and American Artist Magazine.

Cunningham is a professor of art at Franklin College where he teaches painting, design, ceramics and issues in contemporary art.

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is located at the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues. The gallery is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from noon - 3:00 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon - 6:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays.

For more information on the exhibit and lectures, please call 812-488-2043.

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