Opening reception for exhibit: The Hallman Legacy: Fine Art and Fiber Art, which will be on display February 1 through March 28. 2014.
Ted Hallman Jr., fiber artist, will present a gallery talk at 3 p.m.
The exhibit, curated by guest curator Lisa Tremper Hanover, Director of the Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, depicts two generations of nationally recognized artists – painter Ted Hallman, Sr. (1904 – 1999) and his son Ted Hallman, Jr. The two artist’s work will be a fascinating look at both realistic and abstract expressions in varying media.
Ted Hallman, Sr. studied with artist Walter Baum and illustrator N.C.Wyeth and graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He was a professor of fine arts at West Chester University for twenty five years. Working in pastels, watercolors and oils, his work ranges from representational landscapes and portraits to conceptual abstract work. His paintings are in many museum collections and his painting periods are well represented in this exhibit.
The second generation of this artistic family, Ted Hallman, Jr., has been an important figure in modern design since the late 1950s, using textiles as an art medium. A graduate of Cranbook Academy with M.F.A.s in Painting and Textiles, he has taught fiber art at Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, and Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto. His work is represented in the collections of major art museums. The exhibit at the Mennonite Heritage Center will include fiber sculptures and wall hangings.
Selected work from the exhibit will be available for purchase.
The exhibit is open to the public with admission by donation. The snow date for the reception is Sunday, February 9.