The exhibit features 22 paintings by Tamara Monk and Thomas Hilty and three sculptures by Baltimore sculptor Barry Woods Johnston.
Monk is a well known artist/teacher who has shown her work in several exhibitions, including the Toledo Museum of Art’s Annual Toledo Area Artist Exhibitions, She was commissioned by the Medical University of Toledo to paint four portraits, three of which hang in the Mulford Library and the fourth double portrait was installed in the Foundations Park Building. In addition, two of her paintings are part of the Bowling Green State University permanent collection.
Hilty is professor of art emeritus at BGSU and served as director of the School of Art from 1986-94. He currently serves on the board of directors at Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence, Italy, a position he has held since 1992. Over the years, he has been invited as a visiting artist to over 15 institutions in the U.S. and Europe. He has exhibited and been on consignment with numerous galleries, including the J Barrett Galleries in Toledo, the J. Rosenthal Gallery in Chicago and the Robert Kidd Gallery in Birmingham, Mich. In 2003, he was part of a group exhibit “Salute to Ohio Artists” in celebration of the Ohio Bicentennial at Schedel Arboretum and Gardens with David Deming, president of the Cleveland Institute of Art and works from the private estate of Dominick Labino, inventor and contemporary glass artist.
Woods Johnston is a recognized master of the arts. His sculptures have been repeatedly featured at exhibitions of the National Academy of Design, The National Sculpture Society and the Allied Artists of America.
From Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, the Brown Center will be open for viewing the exhibit Wednesday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. (admission $3) and by appointment at other hours for groups.
The Brown Welcome Center is located at the Schedel Arboretum & Gardens at 19255 West Portage River South Rd., Elmore. Call 419-862-3182 or visit www.schedel-gardens.org for more information.