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Artist, Sculptor Tom Muir Exhibits at Mayhew Gallery


September 1, 2000

DELAWARE, OHIO -- Artist and award-winning sculptor Tom Muir's artwork will be on display at Ohio Wesleyan University's Lynn Mayhew Gallery from Sept. 6 to Oct. 6. Muir will be in Delaware on Sept. 3 and 4. He will also be present at the closing reception at 3:10 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4. On Thursday, Oct. 5, Muir will teach a metalsmithing workshop to OWU art students.

Muir's exhibition is entitled "Devised Nature." The exhibit will includes hollowware, drawings and sculpture, but Muir is best known for his hollowware.

"Tom is a spectacular metalsmith. His art work is beautiful, imaginative and seems virtually flawless," said Cynthia Cetlin, associate professor of fine arts at OWU. "People decide to exhibit here because of OWU's reputation and because of who precedes them as exhibitors."

Muir is a professor at the School of Art at Bowling Green State University. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Georgia State University in 1982 and his Masters in Fine Arts from Indiana University in 1985. He has been a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths since 1994 and is the past President of the Michigan Silversmiths Guild. He also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo. Muir has artwork on permanent display the Art Institute of Chicago, The White House Collection of American Craft, the Smithsonian, as well as others.

Muir refers to some of his work as "both the man-made world and nature ... integrated into a total composition that has no literal reference to animal or machine but seamlessly combines both."

The OWU Lynn Mayhew Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m on Sunday.