Family Portrait

A family portrait by Jon Jager.

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Illustrator Jon Jager to speak at Kennedy Museum of Art

Friends of Kennedy Museum announces the next speaker in the series Inside/Outside: Art Talks at Kennedy Museum. Jon Jager, illustrator and designer, will speak about his work on Thursday, April 7 at Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University.

Jager describes his illustration work as fanciful and surreal. Much of his work has been about nature subjects, which reflects his deep feelings about “protecting the environment and developing an appreciation of its importance to our survival and therefore being more a part of it instead of separate from it.”

In addition to his work as an illustrator, Jager is a museum exhibit consultant and has served as curator of exhibits for several natural history museums. He owns and operates The Designing Eye, a full-service firm for exhibit development and planning. He was a charter member of National Association for Museum Exhibitions (NAME). In addition, he was head designer for the Country Music Foundation in Nashville, Tenn. and curator of exhibits for the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville, Va.

The Art Talk will take place at Kennedy Museum of Art at the Ridges on the Ohio University campus from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The Inside/Outside: Art Talks at Kennedy Museum program is sponsored by the Friends of Kennedy Museum and is free and open to the public. Parking is free.

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Kennedy Museum of Art with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.