Art Exhibit Features Works by Wolf-Boze, Kronewetter ’62, Tegeler
Feb. 20, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Wesleyan University’s Merwin and Wakely Galleries will feature the works of artists Aaron Wolf-Boze, Justin Kronewetter ’62 and Helen
Tegeler from Feb. 26 through March 22. Wolf-Boze and Kronewetter will discuss their
work in a gallery talk on Monday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m., which will be followed by a
A joint exhibit by glass artists Wolf-Boze and Tegeler, transitions/transformations, will be displayed in the Merwin Gallery, and Kronewetter's exhibit of photographs,
Seen While Looking, will be featured in the Wakeley Gallery.
A glass artist, Wolf-Boze takes great interest in surface and texture. He exercises
patience and craftsmanship as he uses glass,-- a fragile and delicate material --
to create exquisite blown glass vessels that are then cut with ornate patterns. The
work depicted in transitions/transformations showcases how he carves each piece of glass to leave a framework that is similar
to a paper lantern or other ephemeral objects.
Having taught at institutions and studios throughout the U.S., Wolf-Boze currently
works in Chicago as a studio engineer at Firehouse Art Studio, and as a lecturer at
the School of the Art Institute. He received his bachelor of arts in crafts-glass
from the University of Illinois and a master of fine arts in glass from Ohio State
University. He has presented his work in many exhibitions, including his most-recent
one in 2013 at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago.
A glass artist based in New York, Tegeler has expanded to fibers and other materials
in recent years to explore new visual and tactile qualities in her work. She is fascinated
by nature in transition and seeks to examine moments of propagation, growth, adaptation
and death. Her work in glass and fiber as shown in the exhibit transitions/transformations, combines her love of plants and human’s desire to collect, classify, and ultimately,
define life through their understanding of the world.
Tegeler earned her bachelor’s degree in art with a concentration in glass and printmaking
from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in glass from Southern Illinois
University. She has exhibited her work internationally and has taught at institutions
across the U.S., including the University of Louisville where she was a visiting faculty
member in 2013. In 2015, Tegeler was an artist in residence at the Corning Museum
of Glass. She currently works for the museum and maintains her studio in Corning,
A painter and printmaker, Kronewetter focuses on bringing attention to things that
are normally overlooked due to their presumed insignificance -- things that are typically
"hidden in plain sight." His photographs showcase common things seen in an uncommon
way, as he uses tightly cropped images to focus on one particular object instead of
the chaotic everyday environment from which it is derived. In Seen While Looking, Kronewetter emphasizes the aesthetic value of art “as a work of art,” rather than
its ability to inform or instruct.
An Indiana native, Kronewetter earned his bachelor’s degree in studio concentrating
in painting and printmaking from Illinois Wesleyan in 1962 and later earned a master’s
degree in painting and printmaking from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan in
1966. Kronewetter worked as an instructor in art at multiple universities including
Ohio Wesleyan University, where he served as director of the university’s Ross Art
Museum before retiring in 2016. He currently devotes much of his time to creating
a new series of photographs while traveling from border-to-border throughout the states
of the Rocky Mountain West.
Both exhibits will be on display from Feb. 26 through March 22 – except for March
10-18, when they will close for spring break – in the Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building (6 Ames Plaza West, Bloomington). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 12 p.m.
- 4 p.m., Tuesday evenings 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.