SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — The Wittenberg Series 2004-2005, titled “Illuminations,” continues as award-winning sculptor Douglas P. Calisch visits campus as this year’s Artist-in-Residence.
Calisch, a professor of art at Wabash College since 1980, will present a slide lecture and discuss “Stored and Restored: Recent Work,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in Kissell Auditorium, Koch Hall. An opening reception for an exhibition of his work in the Ann Miller Gallery will follow. His work will be on display until Friday, April 15.
Calisch recently received the McClain-McTurnan-Arnold Excellence in Teaching Award in recognition of his extraordinary work in the classroom. He has exhibited his work at universities and galleries across America and in Japan, where in 1999 he was commissioned to produce a sculpture at Kotaki-Ji, a mountain temple outside the city of Kawachinagano. Helen J. Ferrulli ofArts Indiana magazine wrote that Calisch’s art is “deceptively simple,” but his sculptures “serve to engage people at the deepest level to make them feel and think.” His work appears in more than 25 private, corporate and institutional collections.
Calisch will be on campus through Wednesday, March 2, and students in a sculpture class will have an opportunity to work with him. He will talk with a Photography 1 class, and discussions are underway for an additional slide lecture on photography, to which the public is invited.
The lectures, reception and gallery display are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Release written by Phyllis Eberts, Office of University Communications