University Gallery features faculty art

Upon walking into the opening of the Faculty Exhibition in Ingram Hall’s University Gallery Feb. 5, one of the first sights was “Sushi/Sake for Two,” a piece by Spencer Ebbinga, associate professor of art and design.

Spencer Ebbinga, associate professor of Art and Design, places sushi on his piece called Sushi/Sake for Two.
Spencer Ebbinga, associate professor of art and design, places sushi on his piece called “Sushi/Sake for Two,” just as the Faculty Exhibition opened in the University Gallery Feb. 5. Photo/Jesse Major

Two pieces of real sushi topped dishes created by Ebbinga, who described his piece as romantic.

Peggy Vance, senior administrative assistant, looks closely at Spencer Ebbinga's piece titled When I was a Kid in the Faculty Exhibition in the University Gallery on Feb. 5. The gallery is open until March 5.
Peggy Vance, senior administrative assistant, looks closely at Spencer Ebbinga’s, associate professor of art and design, piece “When I was a Kid” in the Faculty Exhibition in the University Gallery Feb. 5. The gallery is open until March 5. Photo/Jesse Major

Other art joined Ebbinga’s from six other faculty artists: JP Avila, Craig Cornwall, Bea Geller, Steve Sobeck, Jessica Spring and Michael Stasinos.

The exhibition gives students the opportunity to see the work their professors do professionally.

“I think it’s huge [for students] to see that their professors are actually working. Producing artists is significant,” Ebbinga said.

Senior Katie Hoffman, an art student, agreed.

“It’s inspiring to see what they are doing,” Hoffman said. “It’s neat to see them as artists and not just professors.”

The exhibition also gives other faculty and staff members a chance to see what the art professors produce.

Peggy Vance, senior administrative assistant, said she’s been looking forward to the exhibition all year.

“I love it,” Vance said. “I’m always in the office and don’t get to see their work often. It’s fascinating.”

The Faculty Exhibition runs until March 5 and is open Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

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