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Westminster College’s Art Gallery Opens “Shifting Perspective” 

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Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Westminster College announces the “Shifting Perspective” art exhibition by Missy McCormick, local artist, open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays through Oct. 9 in Foster Art Gallery, Patterson Hall.

At 5 p.m. Sept. 10, Westminster will host an artist reception with a 5:15 p.m. artist lecture given by McCormick. The gallery, reception and lecture are free and open to the public.

The exhibition will highlight photo prints and ceramic work of McCormick, current Youngstown resident. Originally from the suburbs of Atlanta, Ga., McCormick received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 3D/ceramics from Georgia Southern University and a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Florida.

“My current ceramic work incorporates an atmospheric surface of low fire fumed terra sigallata, a traditional fine particle clay material that creates a subtle soft sheen,” said McCormick. “This choice in surface is in direct response to a 15 yearlong love of Persian miniature paintings and an even longer fascination with wood and soda firing.”

McCormick has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has participated in artist residencies in the United States, Canada, and Denmark.

“This body of work is a two-dimensional investigation of my three-dimensional ceramic forms and surfaces,” continued McCormick. “Using structure, depth, and a visual sense of calmness, the dialog continues from where the original objects left off representing the many variable perspectives on the joys and stressors of life with a young child while wearing many hats.”

Contact Summer Zickefoose, lecturer of communications studies, theater and art, at or (724) 946-7267.