College of Liberal Arts
The Thomas H. & Mary K. Williams Art Gallery
Artist: Nick Hutchings, Assistant Professor
The Thomas H. & Mary K. Williams Art Gallery is a beautiful setting dedicated to the exhibition of wonderful works of art for both Mount students and the surrounding community. The department of visual and performing arts is proud to host both local and nationally recognized exhibits throughout the year.
In addition to these touring exhibits the exceptional talents of our visual arts students are showcased in our alumni exhibition, the Simon Bruté Juried Student Exhibition, and our Senior Art Shows.
The gallery is free and open to the public, the hours may vary depending on the time of year, so please check the web site regularly for updates about the current exhibition.
In the Gallery
Assistant Professor Nick Hutchings
On Display: January - February 2014
Opening Reception: Jan. 23, 5-7 p.m.
Nick Hutchings, an Assistant Professor in the Visual and Performing Arts, presents an exhibition of sculpture and drawings that reflects on the concept of the firmament as written in the chapter of Genesis. The raqiya or firmament, also known as the second heaven to in Jewish mysticism, translates as "to beat or spread out." This expanse, according to Genesis, is where stars of the heaven have been placed. Metaphorically, the firmament is the empirical limit of our universe. This exhibition explores the idea that the boundaries of our perception and the context of the experience, aesthetic or otherwise, are what frame our understanding of the universe and our place within it.