Esparsen, Doty exhibit opens Feb. 6
Lewis-Clark State College Humanities professors Ray Esparsen and Diane Worth Doty will have their art work on display a the LCSC Center for Arts & History, beginning on Feb. 6.
An opening reception for the LCSC Faculty Exhibition will be held on Feb. 6 at 5-8 p.m. at the Center, which is located at 415 Main St. in Lewiston. Refreshments will be served and the reception is free and open to the public.
Both Esparsen and Doty teach art at the college and will have paintings, drawings and sculptures on display.
Esparsen has taught painting, drawing, design and contemporary art topics at LCSC since 1995. He will have his new work on display in the exhibit.
Esparsen says his focus and dedication to the arts began in the winter of 1971 with a promise to dedicate his life to making art. Esparsen tries to bring to life in his work his belief, “…that beauty is a prayer and that it is evidenced through the world of artifact…” Currently his painting and drawings are in permanent collections nationally and internationally, and in numerous private and public collections.
Doty has been teaching art since 1998. Her work is on display at Texas Tech University, Syracuse University, the annual Rude and Bold Show in Binghamton, N.Y., and in numerous private collections. Her longtime interest in ornithology, as well as her love of poetics and social and political agendas, provides the backdrop for both her imagery and her current three- dimensional explorations.
The work combines drawing and painting on wooden panels, and focuses on birds of prey, domesticity, and power. Doty’s series of nesting dolls represents fears, and is a direct reaction to and coalescence of our country’s current economic standing.
Doty’s work will be exhibited in the Upstairs Galleries at CAH, while Esparsen’s will be on the main floor.
This exhibition is presented by the Lewis-Clark Service Corps AmeriCorps Program.
The Center for Arts & History open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Information regarding exhibitions at the Center can be found on the web at: www.lcsc.edu/museum or by calling (208) 792.2243.