‘Escalation’ to Open at River Campus Art Gallery

“Escalation” will be on display in Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Art Gallery March 6-29 with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. March 3. A Juror’s Lecture is scheduled for noon-1 p.m. March 29 in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center. The exhibition will feature abstract, highly layered organic prints from Marilee Salvator, assistant professor of printmaking at Western Kentucky State University in Bowling Green. “This exhibition slot is reserved each year for the juror of the Department of Art’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition,” said Justin Henry Miller, assistant professor and exhibitions coordinator. “This is an excellent opportunity for both students and the public to view a professional artist’s/educator’s artwork. While Salvator’s background is in printmaking, her artwork can take on a variety of mediums and incarnations.” Salvator received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Illinois State University in 2000 and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico in 2004. She has taught printmaking and design at University of New Mexico, University of Manitoba, Bloomsburg University and Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has recently moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where she is an assistant professor teaching printmaking and design at Western Kentucky University. Salvator’s work has been exhibited in more than 100 solo and group exhibitions throughout North America, South Korea, China, Portugal, Serbia, Ireland, Scotland, Poland, New Zealand, Italy and Romania. She has served as a visiting artist at Atelier Silex, Trois- Rivieres, Quebec, University of New Mexico, University of Nevada at Reno, California State University at Long Beach and Manitoba Printmakers Association. Her work is included in more than 25 public collections, including JCI University in Jiangxi, China, and Sakimi Art Museum in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The River Campus Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the historic Seminary Building in Room 106. River Campus Art Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-7 p.m. on First Fridays. All gallery exhibitions, events and talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gallery Coordinator Justin Miller at rcgallerycoordinator@semo.edu or (573) 651-2865.