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QU Gray Gallery to Host Richard H. Dutton Art Exhibition
Quincy University’s Gray Gallery, located in Brenner Library, will host the art exhibition Works on Paper, featuring works by Richard H. Dutton of Hallsville, Mo. The exhibition will take place from October 14 – November 9 and is free and open to the public.
Dutton is a lifelong artist and educator. He taught art at Indian Hills Community College, in Ottumwa, Iowa for over 30 years and served as Chair of the Performing and Visual Arts. Since his retirement in 1999, he and his wife Karen, have traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and overseas. Dutton also teaches watercolor workshops at various locations.
He paints primarily in watercolor but also works in oil and acrylic. Plein Air painting has a strong influence on his artwork.
“I believe that an artwork must transcend the subject matter and take on a visual entity of its own,” said Dutton.
Dutton’s paintings can be found in many Midwest art collections as well as in banks, businesses, and private collections. Select examples are the Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa, HyVee Headquarters, Des Moines, Iowa, and the Bruce and Barbara ‘Labor Collection, Mercantile Library and Art Museum, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri.
A watercolor workshop, co-sponsored by QU and the Great River Watercolor Society (GRWS), will run from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9 in Room 436 in QU’s Francis Hall (18th and College). The cost of the workshop is $40.00 for GRWS members and $50.00 for non-members. For additional information and registration, please contact Sue Ann Winking, GRWS Treasurer, at 217-223-4362.
For more information, contact Gray Gallery curator, Robert Mejer at email@example.com.
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