Eva G. Farris Art Gallery
HUNGRY MESSAGES: Posters That Crave Your Attention
The show features posters that are living, breathing, ambitious and purposeful beings that need an audience. They use typography, image, illustration and symbol, whose creation, manipulation and arrangement result in visual meaning, some of it clear, some highly coded. The posters comment on culture, bring new meaning to familiar images, demystify artistic process, bind together previously unrelated ideas, evoke an experience or tell a joke.
Although categorized as graphic design, a fundamentally commercial endeavor, these works inhabit the gallery as art: beautiful, thought-provoking, crafted artifacts.
Hungry Messages includes work from:
Andrew DeRosa, Brooklyn, New York
Kevin Duffy, Muncie, Indiana
Mike Daines, San Diego, California
Meredith Lynn Morrison, Des Moines, Iowa
Rebecca Amann, Ludlow, Kentucky
BLDG, Covington, Kentucky
and Thomas More graduates Jason Matheny and Monty Collier from Modern Misfit Classic Genius
On June 21, 2007, Thomas More College unveiled the naming of the new Art Gallery as the "Eva G. Farris Art Gallery." Over 150 friends attended the celebration, which was a surprise to the honoree as part of the annual Thomas More College Foundation Event. After the unveiling, friends dined in the Thomas More Library and had an opportunity to tour the Gallery where a student exhibit was on display.
"For some individuals, giving of their time and resources comes naturally. Eva Farris is one of these special individuals," said Sister Margaret Stallmeyer, former president of Thomas More College. "She not only gives financial support to numerous organizations, but she serves as a committed and passionate volunteer throughout the community."
A portrait of Eva Farris, painted by Thomas More graduate, Taylor Stephenson '07, hangs on the entry wall of the Gallery. Ms. Stephenson is one of two Thomas More art graduates whose work was selected in a national competition to be displayed at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati.