Art exhibit opens Thursday on UU Campus


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Urbana University’s Miller Center for Visual Arts will host “10 Million Minutes,” an art exhibit opening Thursday, March 30.

The exhibit will open with a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The opening reception and following exhibit are open to the public.

Artists John Kortlander and Julie Taggart will display their art on Thursdays and Saturdays from 1-3:30 p.m. April 1-22 (but closed April 15). Urbana University’s Browne Hall is located at 518 College Way in Urbana.

Kortlander’s paintings and short films have been exhibited in numerous juried invitational and gallery exhibits and in film festivals throughout the United States and Europe. These include exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio, the Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy, and the Kulturrathaus in Dresden, Germany.

Kortlander taught at the Mercersburg Academy where he was awarded a Skidmore Fellowship for outstanding artist/educators. Kortlander is a Professor at the Columbus College of Art and Design, teaching thesis, figure drawing and watercolor.

Taggart is an alumna of Columbus College of Art and Design, where she currently serves as the Dean of the School of Studio Arts. She began her career teaching drawing, painting and color theory at CCAD, then shifted her focus to administration.

Taggart’s paintings have been included in numerous national and international exhibits and her art was represented by Rebecca Ibel Gallery in Columbus until it closed in 2011.

For more information regarding the exhibit or the Miller Center for Visual Arts, call 937-772-9246.

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