The artwork of Katherine Liontas-Warren, professor of art at Cameron University, will take art patrons on a visual tour of her life and musings in “Water & Land,” a solo exhibition presented at the Firehouse Art Center in Norman from March 13 through April 18. A reception celebrating Liontas-Warren’s work is scheduled for Friday, April 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.
“I am very honored to show my newest prints and paintings at the Firehouse Art Center in Norman,” says Liontas-Warren. “The exhibition will consist of 24 narrative works of art that I have completed in the past year. Each work celebrates a memory or passage of time that I hold near to my heart.”
In her artist statement, Liontas-Warren explains that the content of her work continues to evolve. For this exhibit, she conceptualizes the concepts of passage, time and motion using water and land. The powerful waves of the sea, which she says capture her heart and spirit, represent her home state of Connecticut, while she views land as an anchor and uses it to describe her surroundings at certain junctures in her life.
An award-winning artist, Liontas-Warren joined the Cameron University faculty in 1984. She teaches drawing, watercolor, and printmaking. She was honored with the Oklahoma Governor's Art and Education Award in 2014 and has also been named Artist of the Year by the Paseo Art Association and Artist and Educator of the Year by the Lawton Arts and Humanities Council. Her work has been exhibited in more than 400 national solo, invitational and juried competitive exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. She has received numerous purchase and juried awards. Her prints and drawings can be found in permanent collections in museums and institutions throughout the nation.
March 13, 2020