Grubbs’ Pushing the Limits on Display in KWU Gallery

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Artist Jeff Grubbs will be displaying his work entitled, “Pushing the Limits,” in the Kansas Wesleyan Gallery beginning Thursday, January 9. Grubbs is Associate Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has a Ph.D. in Art Education from The Ohio State University, an M.A. from Miami University, and a Bachelors of Art Education from Indiana University, Herron School of Art.

“We’ve been talking about having Jeff show in our gallery for several years,” said Megan Berry, Gallery Director. “It’s an honor to have his exhibit here, and I’m excited to finally be able to showcase his talent in Salina.”

Grubbs’ work is best described as Expressionist; it often denies traditional boundaries of media application, blurring lines between printmaking and printing. Grubbs’ philosophy is that style must be perfectly united to that particular work’s conceptual meaning. “For me, concept dictates style,” said Grubbs.       

Grubbs lectures on art education at the regional, state and national levels. He has written a book, Teacher Belief Research in the Art Classroom, published in 2012. Grubbs is a contributor and as well a peer editor for the international journal, Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art.

A meet-and-greet reception will be held on Friday, February 28 from 5 - 7 p.m. in The Gallery in Sams Hall of Fine Arts. The reception will include refreshments and insight to Grubbs’ work. Work will be displayed in The Gallery until Friday, February 28. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to

9 p.m. or by appointment on the weekends. The Gallery is open to all ages and audiences. For more information, contact Megan Berry at 785-827-5541, ext 5124 or megan.berry@kwu.edu.