Artwork from Cameron Centennial workshop to be displayed at Museum of the Great Plains

Artwork created during a Cameron University painting workshop last fall during School of Liberal Arts week will be displayed at a special exhibition at Lawton's Museum of the Great Plains. "Rags, Brushes and Imagination" will be on view at the museum on Sunday, March 1 from 2 - 5 p.m.

"The art workshop taught by Jack Bryan, former department chair of Cameron's art department, was an incredible experience for participants," says Edna McMillan, Chair, CU Department of Art. "The resulting works of art were so vibrant and exciting that Jack began making arrangements for the exhibition at the Museum of the Great Plains. We are indebted to Jack not only for leading the workshop, but for organizing the exhibition."

During the workshop, Bryan was assisted by CU faculty members Katherine Liontas-Warren and Monika Linehan, as well as five advanced painting students who also created original pieces during the session. Community participants, most of whom had no previous art experience, were encouraged to express their creativity on canvas.

"This workshop was a tremendously energizing experience," says Bryan, who founded CU's Department of Art and who retired in 2000. "The community participants had a great time learning about the creative process of making personal art, although they were intimidated by the notion that they would be painting in a group situation.  They had no idea of the outcome; however, their work looks so good that we want to share it with the public." 

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February 27, 2009
PR# 09-050