Painting Exhibits at Art Galleries
Artwork by Miles Bair
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Merwin and Wakeley Galleries will feature two painting exhibits
from Tuesday, Oct. 9 through Thursday, Nov. 1. The Merwin Gallery will display an
exhibit titled "Old Paintings, New Paintings" by Illinois Wesleyan University's Director
of the School of Art Miles Bair and the Wakeley Gallery will display an exhibit titled
"The Argument" by Ryan Bair. The exhibits will open with a lecture by Ryan Bair on
Tuesday at 4 p.m. that will be followed by the opening reception from 4:30 p.m. to
The galleries are located in the Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building (6 Ames
Plaza West, Bloomington). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to
Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m.
The exhibits are free and open to the public.
There will be extended gallery hours during IWU's Homecoming through Saturday, Oct.
13 and Sunday Oct. 14, from
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be a special reception
for IWU alumni on Saturday, Oct. 13,
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the galleries.
Miles Bair has been a visiting artist at many American universities and at the Tama
Art University and Oberin University in Japan. William Havu Gallery in Denver, Colo.,
and the Katie Gingrass Gallery in Milwaukee represent his work, which has been widely
exhibited throughout the country.
He received his bachelor's and master's degree in fine arts from Edinboro University,
Edinboro Pa. and an additional master's degree from West Virginia University.
Artwork by Ryan Bair
Ryan Bair has a bachelor of fine arts degree from Rockford College and a master of
fine arts degree in painting and installation art from Washington University in St.
Louis, Mo. He has an additional master's degree from the University of Missouri in
St. Louis. The director of residential living at Bradley University Peoria Ill., Ryan
Bair has exhibited in galleries and spaces throughout St. Louis including Atomic Cowboy,
The Lemp Art Stables, Rue 13, Crow T. Brooks Gallery and Emerson Electric. He has
also collaborated with artists at the Zeitgeist Gallery in Portland, Ore., The Keyes
Gallery in Springfield, Mo., Marshall Arts in Memphis, Tenn. and the Auckland Art
Gallery in New Zealand. This is Ryan Bair's first solo exhibition showcasing works
created in the past two years.
Contact: Mallika Kavadi'15 (309) 556-3181, email@example.com