Solo art exhibit

Marietta College’s Jolene Powell, McCoy Associate Professor of Art, is conducting a solo exhibition at Gould Academy’s Owen Art Gallery in Bethel, Maine.

Powell’s exhibit, Grey Veil Landscapes, opened April 18 and will remain on display until May 11.

Powell said in her artist’s statement, “In Grey Veil Series I document nature as seen between the rocks, clouds, memories, daydreams, and lifecycles. For me, a seascape holds the same principles and notions as the woods: stillness, timelessness, silence, and presence. During my sabbatical at the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation on Great Cranberry Island, Maine, I met people who traveled from all over the world to spend time on the island year after year after year. The same people came to the same coast for generations, and the coast never changed, however the people and their memory did. After returning from the island I was left with only my memory and recollection of the seascape, thus my subsequent work is more about my personal experience and less about Great Cranberry Island.”

Powell was also part of a recent group exhibition, “The 6th National Juried Exhibition,” at Price Street Gallery in New York City in February. Lois Dodd was the juror for the exhibition.

From 1945-48, Dodd attended The Cooper Union in New York. In 1952 she was one of five artists to establish the Tanager Gallery, where she exhibited until 1962. From 1971-92, Dodd taught at Brooklyn College, and has, since 1980, served on the Board of Governors of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She is an elected member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and National Academy of Design.

Out of 773 works submitted Dodd selected 63 for the exhibition. Powell’s “Grey Veil Series: Green Revealed” oil on canvas was selected for the show.