Cornell exhibit to feature works of alumni

MOUNT VERNON – From Sept. 14 through Oct. 19, the Peter Paul Luce Gallery at Cornell College will host a featured exhibit bringing together an impressive range of painting styles, themes and mediums from a number of its most prominent alumni.

Summer SolsticeThe exhibition opens during Cornell’s Homecoming with a reception and artists talk on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 3-5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

This exhibition will feature works by Barbara Reinhart ’76, Sara Mast ’78, Craig Carman ’82, Alex Herzog ’98, John Wagoner ’05, and Eric Wilson ’06.

One of the featured artists, Mast, describes her painting as such: “Natural pigments are fused into the surface, in a painting process of layering, scraping, melting, and dripping encaustic. The translucent quality of beeswax makes a strong reference to human flesh, and allows me to embed layers of information about place and culture in the body of the work while simultaneously revealing it as if through geologic or archaeological strata.”

Mast teaches drawing and painting and is the Foundations program director for the School of Art at Montana State University in Bozeman.

The Peter Paul Luce Gallery is funded through the generosity of the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday 2-4 p.m.

For more information contact Sue Coleman at or (319) 895-4491.

Meanwhile, Dr. Bill Kettlekamp ’54 is exhibiting paintings in Cole Library Gallery and Carolyn Brown ’58 has a photography show in The Commons Gallery. The working title of Brown’s exhibit is “Painting God¹s House: The Folk Baroque Churches of Mexico.”