Fine Arts to host Stakeholders’ Meeting

RIO GRANDE, OHIO – The University of Rio Grande / Rio Grande Community College School of Fine Arts will host a Stakeholders’ Meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 7 on the second floor of the Esther Allen Green Museum.

The agenda will include introductions and updates on recent and upcoming activities within the URG School of Fine Arts by the Fine Arts faculty.

Following the brief overview, María del Carmen González will introduce “The History and Significance of the Brooks Jones Collection.” Her presentation will focus on works of art in the Greer Museum’s permanent collection by renowned artists such as Ben Shahn, Leonard Baskin, Will Barnet, Antonio Frasconi, Francisco de Goya, Jasper Johns, and other contemporary artists.

An open forum will follow. All stakeholders can discuss artistic collaborations and ideas with the students, community members, administration and faculty of URG.

The meeting will conclude on the first floor with exhibit reception, displaying recent additions to the Greer Museum’s permanent collection, including works by recent artist in residence Kelly O’Brien and prints from the Little Rivers Print Project.

González is an independent curator and art consultant living and working in New York City. She will be on Rio’s Campus the week of July 8-11 conducting graduate courses. Her presentation stems from collaborative research conducted with art consultant and educator Sofia Quirós involving the Brooks Jones collection and Sculpture Park at the University. González and Quirós are creating a guide for educators relating to the artwork on campus.

Any interested in the development of cultural/artistic projects and programs in southeastern Ohio is encouraged to attend Sunday’s Stakeholders’ Meeting.