Springfield, Ohio — Wittenberg University's Department of Art welcomes visual artist Aimee Sones, class of 2001, back to campus for an artist's lecture at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in Kissell Auditorium. An exhibit of her work, titled "Parallel Lines: Recent Work by Aimee Sones," will open in the Ann Miller Gallery, and a reception will follow her presentation. The show will be available through Friday, Oct. 30.
"Maps, three dimensional models based on elevation, and elements of the electrical grid are just some of the linear structures found in my work," Sones said. "Lines and things come in many different forms: flat, dimensional, appearing in real and imagined spaces. These lines inform, impart, reveal natural and created order."
Sones said that some of her favorite forms include freeways, bridges, maps, windmills and quarries. Currently she is focused on several projects that follow the parallel lines seen in telephone and other electrical wires that "cross our horizon, segment our views of the sky and grid our landscape."
"Aimee's work is on the cutting edge of current movement in art that reinterprets how we perceive essential but unnoticed elements of our civil landscape," said John Javins, curator at the Monongalia Arts Center in Morgantown, W.Va., where Sones has another exhibit that opened Oct. 2.
After earning both bachelor of arts and bachelor of fine arts degrees from Wittenberg, Sones continued her studies at California State University, Fullerton, in metals, sculpture and glass. In 2008, she completed her master of fine arts degree in glass at The Ohio State University and has also studied at The Pilchuck Glass School, Urban Glass and The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass.
Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in California, Alabama and Ohio, and Sones teaches a variety of glass classes at the Springfield Museum of Art, in Springfield, Ohio.
The Ann Miller Gallery is located in Koch Hall on Wittenberg's campus and is open to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday during the academic year.
Written by: Phyllis Eberts