Hiram College

Hiram College hosts New York painter and alumnae Margaret Neill ’78 for an art exhibition in the Gelbke Fine Arts Center Gallery. Entitled Stream, the exhibition features paintings selected by the artist that trace the course of her work during the past several years. The exhibition runs from August 28 through October 3. The artist will host a reception on Friday, September 12 at 5 p.m. and deliver a talk in the gallery at 6 p.m. The reception and talk is free and open to the public.

Neill is an abstract painter whose work is inspired by nature. The artist describes herself as “an intuitive painter.” Neill explains, “I work layer by layer until the image is revealed rather than consciously created. The rightness of the form is recognized by the body before it’s articulated by the mind.”

Neill has most recently shown her work in solo exhibitions at Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art in New York City and Metaphor Contemporary Art in Brooklyn. She has also exhibited throughout Ohio, the north east, and the Czech Republic. Neill’s work is found in many prominent collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as in many corporate and college collections. Reviews of her work have appeared in prestigious publications such as The New York Times, The New York Sun, Art in America, and Art News.

More information is available on Neill’s website: www.margaretaneill.com.

The Gelbke Fine Arts Center Gallery is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is closed on September 1. For more information, call the Hiram College art department at 330.569.5304.