Three works by Cameron University Professor of Art Katherine Liontas-Warren and three by Cameron alumna Hailey Harris were selected for inclusion in “The Five Bs: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Bats, Bugs”, a national exhibition at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Penn. The exhibition, which features two and three-dimensional works, opened on March 29 and will be on display through May 2.
“Although Hailey graduated in 2014, we continue to meet regularly about creating art and sharing announcements concerning national competitive exhibitions,” says Liontas-Warren. “I was elated when I saw her acceptance letter for the Five B’s national exhibition at the Wayne Art Center. I am very proud of her continued accomplishments as she begins her life as a full time artist and graphic designer. Her works are truly amazing and her love for creating art is breathtaking.”
Works by Liontas-Warren chosen for the juried exhibition are two watercolors, “A Time For Singing” and “Morning Encounter,” and “A Vessel of Love,” a stone lithograph which received an honorable mention award.
Harris’ works, “Helianthus Coleoptera,” “Land of the Plains,” and “Mom, what’s for dinner?” are linocut relief prints, made from designs carved in relief on a block of linoleum. “Mom, what’s for dinner?” was honored with an award from the exhibition juror.
A member of the Cameron faculty since 1984, Liontas-Warren teaches drawing, watercolor and printmaking. She has a Master of Fine Arts from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Science from Southern Connecticut University. In November 2014, she was honored with the Governor’s Arts in Education Award, recognizing outstanding leadership and service in the arts benefitting youth and/or arts in education. She is also the recipient of Cameron’s Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award and has been inducted into the Cameron University Alumni Association’s Faculty Hall of Fame. Liontas-Warren has been honored as Artist of the Year by the Paseo Art Association in Oklahoma City and as Artist and Educator of the Year through the Lawton Arts and Humanities Council.
Her work has been exhibited in more than 350 national solo, invitational and juried competitive exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, and she has received numerous purchase and juried awards. Many of her prints and drawings are in permanent collections in museums and institutions throughout the nation, including the Arkansas Art Center, Museum of Texas Tech University: The Artist Printmaker Research Collection, The Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Oklahoma State University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of Colorado, University of North Dakota, Oklahoma Art Institute: Quartz Mountain Lodge, Del Mar College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Leslie Powell Foundation Art Gallery, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art and Nicolls State University.
A native of Chattanooga, Harris graduated from Cameron in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design. She has always been interested in the fine arts but was not able to fully experience it until she attended college. Since her first years as an art student, she has grown to appreciate all types of mediums and enjoys experimenting with anything from traditional art to digital art. Through her experimentations, Harris has discovered an interest in the world of entomology and has looked for new and interesting ways to display insects in a more attractive light. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in art.
April 3, 2015