Visiting Artist: Nicholas Hill

Nicholas Hill

Cyanotypes by printmaker and painter Nicholas Hill will be on display in the Peppers Art Gallery starting November 12.

The show, “The Kyoto Calligraphy Lessons,” will run through December 7. An opening reception is scheduled for November 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 5 p.m.

Hill was invited to come to the University by professor of art Penny McElroy.

“We often take turns bringing in different artists that we think the students and community of Redlands might respond to,” Tommi Cahill, assistant professor of art, said.

Hill resides in Granville, Ohio, and is a professor of art, chairperson of the art department, and director of the Frank Museum of Art at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. He is known for creating cyanotypes, which are photographs that are set in a solution of iron compounds, and his work is represented in the Library of Congress, the United States Department of State, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and the New York Historical Society.

On November 13 and 14, Hill will be on campus as a visiting artist, meeting with students and sharing insight and tips.

“It is essential for us to bring in visiting artists because they offer a wide variety of energy and feedback to the students,” Cahill said.

The Peppers Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 2 to 5 p.m.

Posted: Nov. 1, 2013

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