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Exhibit shares students’ work

Soon, Gary Tillis would hang the young artist’s black and white study at eye level, to display the dark lines and choreographed shadows that form a person and that ask the viewer to guess.

Tuesday, November 02, 1999

Soon, Gary Tillis would hang the young artist’s black and white study at eye level, to display the dark lines and choreographed shadows that form a person and that ask the viewer to guess.

Is it father? Grandfather? Uncle? A famous person?

It doesn’t matter – graphite flecks spread across the white page tell the story without words because the person’s true image is captured inside the art, Tillis said.

About 20 to 22 such drawings hang alongside Ms. Jeter’s work inside Ohio University Southern Campus’s Collins Center, part of the college’s exhibit, he said.

Tillis, art program coordinator at OUSC, displayed the student drawings to show the community some of the talents its neighbors have developed.

Some of the students during the last few years really came out of class with nice work, which needs to be shared, he said.

Most of the pictures are portraits of people. Some are drawn with heavy, dark lines that compliment deep shadows. Others feature soft, muted tones that resemble old photographs.

All are impressive and hand-drawn creations of OUSC art students from the past couple of years, Tillis said.

The pencil drawings displayed were selected from sophomore and freshman students’ past and present work, he said.

It would surprise you how much talent some of these students have, he added.

The art exhibit will remain on display for four weeks at the Collins Center, the first building you come to when entering from OUSC’s main entrance.

Exhibit times will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The exhibit is free. Just walk in the Collins Center, turn right and follow the drawings, Tillis said.

For more information about the exhibit, or OUSC’s art programs, contact Tillis at 533-4565.