Lincoln Art Center Exhibit Features the Work of Sterling College Art Professors

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A new exhibit, titled “A Sterling Approach,” opens at the Lincoln Art Center in Lincoln, Kansas, this Friday, March 13. This free exhibit features the work of Sterling College art professors David Harmon and Joe Jacob, and Sterling resident Susan Harmon.
The media of this exhibit is varied, with ceramic work by Joe Jacob, mixed media paintings by Susan Harmon, and pastels by David Harmon, but the exhibit as a whole focuses on ‘mark-making,’ the world of petro glyphs, pictographs, and cave art. All of the work is for sale. The exhibit opens with a question-and-answer session on Friday, March 13, from 5-7 p.m. Both David Harmon and Joe Jacob will be at the opening to answer questions and meet attendees. The exhibit will be on display through April 30.
David Harmon is an Associate Professor of Art at Sterling College. He holds an MFA in painting from Penn State University and a BFA in painting from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. He has taught at several institutions, including the University of Arizona, Bethel College, and the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Joe Jacob has been an adjunct professor of ceramics at Sterling College since 2001. He received his BS in biology in 1994 from Wichita State University. While at WSU, he also studied ceramics and glazed science. He is currently working with functional wheel-thrown ceramics, and he has developed all the glazes used at Sterling College.
Susan Harmon holds an MFA in painting from Georgia Southern University. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Studio Art at Monash University in Australia. Her award-winning work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
The Lincoln Art Center opened in 1993 with the goal of developing art appreciation and continuing art education in the arts for the rural community. The art center hosts exhibitions by local, state, and regional artists; offers children’s art classes; displays a rotating art collection; and runs an art and craft gift gallery. “A Sterling Approach” exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays, 12 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the art center at 785-524-3241 or visit