Monday, January 15, 2001
Contact: Peter Bailley
"Spanish Sketches," an exhibit of art works by Knox College faculty members Lynette Lombard and Tony Gant, will be on display from Friday, Jan. 19 through Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, in the Gallery, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. A free, public opening reception will be held from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
The show consists of approximately 40 works that Gant and Lombard completed while on sabbatical last year in Spain. It will include drawings, oil paintings, acrylic paintings, oil and chalk pastels, collage, and mixed media work. Shown below is "Cabrera," © 2000 Lynette Lombard.
Lombard and Gant are associate professors of art at Knox College. A graduate of the Goldsmith's College School of Art at the University of London, Lombard earned an M.F.A. in painting at the Yale University School of Art. She has taught at Knox College since 1990. Gant received his M.F.A. from Yale University and has taught at Knox College since 1993. In 1998 they won a joint Knox Faculty Development Award for their work in New York and Spain.
Founded in 1837, Knox is an independent, four-year, liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois, with 1,220 students from 47 states and 41 nations. Knox's "Old Main," a National Historic Landmark, is the only building remaining from the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates.