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October 17, 2013

Contemporary art discussion at Cedarhurst

MT. VERNON —Cedarhurst Center for the Arts will be hosting a contemporary art discussion at noon on Saturday. Also there will be light refreshments available.

A discussion about contemporary art, specifically about Jerry Monteith’s sculpture Litghtspill and Jill Dowen’s Skin and Skelton proposal will be held in the Mitchell Museum Performance Hall.

The two guest artists, Jill Dowen and Jerry Monteith, will be introduced by Rusty Freeman, director of visual arts at Cedarhurst, where he will assist with the discussions.

Information states that Dowen is a sculptor who explores relationships

between bodies and buildings. Downen’s art is a focused investigation of the symbiotic relationship between the human body and architecture expressed in temporal installations, drawings, and models. She also teaches studio art at the Kansas City Art Institute and has proposed a site-specific art installation for Cedarhurst.

Monteith is the sculptor who created Lightspill for Cedarhurst’s Goldman Kuenz Sculpture Park in 2006. Monteith will discuss his art in relationship to his Scottish heritage, and like Dowen the relationships between body and architecture. Monteith teaches studio art at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he chairs the Art Department’s Graduate Studies Program.

For further information on this event contact Cedarhurst Center for the Arts at 242-1236 or

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