Rosenthal Gallery opens new exhibit ‘Getting There’

Check out the exciting new art now on display in The Rosenthal Gallery of Art on The College of Idaho campus. Artist Tom Hughes presents Getting There, a body of new work that focuses on the nature of travel, memory, and one’s perspective on places visited.

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m. in Blatchley Hall and the exhibit will run until Dec. 4. Regular gallery viewing hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are unable to see the show during those times, or if you would like to schedule a private viewing, please make an appointment by contacting C of I art professor Dr. Garth Claassen at [email protected].

The Rosenthal Gallery is located inside Blatchley Hall. For a full campus map, visit Admission is free and open to the public.

Tom Hughes is an installation and conceptual artist who has exhibited widely both here and abroad.

Hughes works with commonly used materials—paper, cardboard wooden strips, and fabric. These are often assembled using staples and tape to create temporary, site-specific structures. Language plays a considerable part in his work the surfaces of which often bear words, generally common nouns, pronouns, and articles. These often make up sentence fragments, and encourage the viewer to participate in an implied narrative.

With a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Hughes has exhibited his art across the globe, from the Netherlands to the Republic of Macedonia and is a visiting artist at the College of Western Idaho. To learn more about Hughes, click here.

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