The work of Cameron University Professor of Art Katherine Liontas-Warren will be on display during “A Creative Doorway,” a solo exhibition at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University. The show, which features 56 new paintings, opens on Thursday, November 12 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and will be on display through January 16, 2016.
“During this past year, my artistic direction has shifted towards watercolors and oil paintings,” says Liontas-Warren. “Some of these oil paintings display a Romantic style of bold and striking settings that convey the nostalgic, spiritual, and emotional sentiments of life. The watercolor landscapes reflect the seasonal changes that occur during storms and droughts, yet the atmospheric effects of fleeting light and dark throughout the composition evoke an emotional mood that is intense, soft, and poetic.
Liontas-Warren has been a member of the Cameron faculty since 1984, teaching drawing, watercolor, and printmaking. Her work has been exhibition in more than 375 national solo, invitational and juried competitive exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad and has received numerous purchase and juried awards.
She was honored with the Oklahoma Governor's Art and Education Award in 2014. Additional honors include accolades as Artist of the Year by the Paseo Art Association in Oklahoma City and the Artist and Educator of the Year through the Lawton Arts and Humanities Council. Liontas-Warren is a recipient of Cameron’s Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award and has been inducted into the Cameron University Alumni Association Faculty Hall of Fame.
Many of her prints and drawings are in permanent collections in museums and institutions throughout the nation including Arkansas Art Center, Museum of Texas Tech University: The Artist Printmaker Research Collection, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Oklahoma Art Institute: Quartz Mountain Lodge, Leslie Powell Foundation Art Gallery, Milwaukee Museum of Art and Mabee- Gerrer Museum of Art, as well as numerous colleges and universities.
November 6, 2015