OUT OF ORCHARD
Heuser Art Gallery
Exhibition: October 23 – November 21
Reception: November 2, 6:00-7:30pm
An exhibition featuring paintings by of artist Eleanor Spiess-Ferris will be on display in Heuser Art Gallery October 23 – November 21. A reception will be held November 2nd from 6:00-7:30 pm in the gallery. Eleanor will also be speaking at the Midwest Women Artists Symposium on campus November 2 and 3 which will explore the theme, “Transforming Midwest Culture and Society: Women Artists, 1960s-1980s.” Eleanor’s presentation “Out of Orchard” will be held in the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center on the Bradley University campus from 11:10-11:40am. More information and a full list of the symposium presentations can be found at iwa.bradley.edu/symposium/schedule.
Spiess-Ferris is an American Symbolist painter cited as a significant surrealist, narrative figurative and feminist artist. Her numerous visual works display powerful influences of the Spanish and Native American cultures of Northern New Mexico where she grew up. She populates her visual landscapes with human forms – often women paired with birds, plants, and natural phenomena. Spiess-Ferris draws deeply on her childhood in the high country of northern New Mexico.
Learn more about the artist at: http://eleanorspiess-ferris.com
Image: River – Oil, 44″ x 34″, 2013
Additional funding from Mary Jean Bowman.