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Olivet College Exhibit features ‘Epiphany’ by Linda Rzoska


The exhibition “Epiphany” by Linda Rzoska, is now on display through Feb. 21 at the Kresge Foundation Art Gallery, located in the Riethmiller Blackman Art Building.

An artist’s reception will be held Friday, Feb. 8, from 5-7 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Rzoska is a native of south-west Michigan and was educated as ane artist using traditional media for painting and drawing. She joined the faculty at Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) in 2000 as a founding member of the Center for New Media, teaching design and illustration classes. In April 2016, Rzoska was granted the title of professor emeritus. Rzoska continued with her ne art career whileteaching, her work inspired by her interest and research in nature, folklore, mythology and comparative religion.

“My work focuses on relaying the voice of the landscape — striving to create imagery that moves the viewer to reestablish their ancient connection with nature and the earth,” Rzoska said. “This exhibition brings together many new pieces of artwork with a few that are older to help visually conveya worldview in which all living things have consciousness. Current scientific research is showing us that plants have the capacity to learn, communicate with one another and use memory. We as humans are just beginning to really understanding the sentience of other beings.

For information about the exhibit, contact Gary Wertheimer, professor of art, at 269.749.7627 or gbwertheimer@olivetcollege.edu.

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