Artwork by Cameron University Professor of Art Katherine Liontas-Warren will be featured in a solo retrospective exhibition at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Arts in Shawnee. Katherine Liontas-Warren: Oklahoma Perspectives will be on exhibit from May 4 through June 24. The exhibit will feature 60 pieces representing selective works from 1988-2011.
“Donna Merkt, curator of the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, selected drawings, prints, and paintings from a very large body of work,” says Liontas-Warren. “It was exciting to watch her select the works to represent my career as an artist in Oklahoma. It is truly an honor to have a retrospective exhibition of my works in the beautiful Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art. I would to thank the Cameron Research Committee for assistance in partially funding this exhibition.”
On Friday, June 8, the museum will host a reception and artist talk at 7 p.m., which is open to the public at no charge. Liontas-Warren will also conduct a Classical Drawing Workshop on Saturday, June 9. Advance registration is required for the workshop, which is open to ages 16 and older. For more information, contact the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art at 405-878-5300.
Liontas-Warren holds a Master of Fine Art degree from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University. For the past 27 years, she has exhibited in more than 20 solo shows and 275 national and regional juried competitive exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe, and has received numerous purchase and juried awards. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award at Cameron University. Many of her prints and drawings are in permanent collections throughout the nation and can be located in university galleries, museums, and private institutions. In 2010, the Paseo Art Association awarded her "Artist of the Year" in Oklahoma City. Recently, she was featured in the documentary “Earth Chronicles Project, the Artist's Process: Oklahoma.”
April 30, 2012