Georgetown, KY – Georgetown College’s Anne Wright Wilson Art Gallery – with its summer exhibit featuring large-scale floor sculptures by Greg Mueller – is one of 25 locations for the Georgetown Antiques & Art Walk on Thursday (June 16).
The AWW and downtown businesses, galleries and restaurants will open their doors from 5 to 8 p.m. for this special event. According to coordinator Annie Brady, owner of Anniemals Art Studio, many of the sites will provide refreshments and/or demonstrations. The other Third Thursday dates this summer are July 16 and August 18.
Laura Stewart, the College’s Director of Art Galleries/Curator of Collections, also will have some maps for patrons who’d like to extend their walk to the various pieces of public sculpture around campus.
But, don’t miss Greg Mueller’s show that includes photo documentations of public art projects he’s been involved in as well as the large-scale floor sculptures. “What I really appreciate about the sculptures is the contrast between their monumental scale and their simplicity,” Stewart said. “They are loud and quiet at the same time; the rawness of the materials draw you in while the gracefulness of the forms make you stop and consider.”
Art-lovers will have a chance to meet Mueller in person at the Closing Reception and Artist Talk on September 1 from 4-6 p.m.
Artist Greg Mueller, whose Waiting in Silence (2005) adorns the Georgetown campus at the entrance to the Anna Ashcraft Ensor Learning Resource Center, often creates compositions that not only define a physical space but also provide a place for contemplation and introspection. For his large-scale sculpture, Mueller typically selects discarded materials such as tin roofing, farm equipment tires and steel scraps, to engage the viewer in a celebration of these cast-off items’ inherent aesthetic qualities. While many of his inspired visions have been constructed, a few of his public art projects have not. This exhibition will examine both realized works and those that nevertheless exist in an unrealized state.
Greg Mueller is the Sesquicentennial Sculptor-in-Residence at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Prior to his appointment, Mueller served as an assistant professor specializing in sculpture and 3D design at the department of art and art history at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, and previous to that, he taught sculpture at Bowling Green State University School of Art in Bowling Green, Ohio. Mueller holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Johnn’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota and a master of fine arts degree from Montana State University School of Art in Bozeman, Montana.
The gallery is located in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Building, corner of College and Mulberry streets. Normal gallery hours are Monday-Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. Call (502) 863-8999. For more information, visit www.georgetowncollege.edu/art/