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New Exhibit by Cleveland Morris to Open at McCarthy Gallery at W&L on Sept. 11

— by on September 7th, 2015

“Moments and Millennia: Drawings from Rome,” a collection of new work by Cleveland Morris, will run from Sept. 11-Dec. 11 in the McCarthy Gallery of Holekamp Hall at Washington and Lee University. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Morris created the work for this exhibit in Rome in the spring of 2015, during a visit expressly devoted to this project. The drawings were either created entirely on the spot; started on the spot and completed in his hotel; or developed from field work and finished using photos taken with his iPad. All were made using no more equipment than could fit in his shirt pocket, along with a drawing pad.

The works for this exhibit were created specifically for the McCarthy Gallery in Holekamp Hall. “It’s a direct path from the design of this gallery to the subject matter that inspired the show,” said Morris. “Jefferson to Palladio to Vitruvius and back again. Classicism moves me and inspires me. There is no gallery where I’d rather show my work than here,” Morris added.

Morris is an artist and teacher who exhibits frequently in the mid-Atlantic region. This exhibit marks his fourth show at the McCarthy Gallery.

The McCarthy Gallery in Holekamp Hall is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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