ZANESVILLE, Ohio (Feb. 21, 2005) -- In a tribute to various cultures and ways of life, Charlie Touvell, artist and student at Ohio University-Zanesville, will hold an art exhibit at Ohio University-Zanesville. The exhibit, entitled "Discorporate" will be on display at the Zanesville Campus Library beginning Thursday, Feb. 24, with an artist's reception at 7 p.m. The reception and show are free to the public and the exhibit will remain on display through March 10.
"When I am working on my artwork I seem to make my choices intuitively. I forget my body and the art just creates itself," explains Touvell. Through the use of watercolors, acrylic paints, India ink and hand-carved stamps, Touvell creates his works. Much of the inspiration for his series of "Masks" comes from the art of Native American and Oceanic Culture. Touvell adds, "I want people to have an aesthetic experience and feel emotion when they view my work, that's how I feel when I create it."
Charlie Touvell is a 1993 graduate of Philo High School and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in art at Ohio University-Zanesville. Art Professor Gerald Westgerdes says, "Touvell is a serious artist with a unique talent to visually express his ideas and interests."
The art exhibition is sponsored by the Ohio University-Zanesville Art Department and will be open during the library's business hours. For more information about this or future exhibits being held at Ohio University-Zanesville contact Westgerdes at (740) 588-1493.
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Media Note: The media is invited to attend the artist's reception on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Zanesville Campus Library located in Herrold Hall. An electronic image is available upon request.