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Artists to speak at VU on April 10

April 3, 2017 / Artists to speak at VU on April 10

VINCENNES, Ind. - Father and son artists, Bill and Gwaylon Leaf, will speak about their works at Vincennes University’s Shircliff Auditorium on April 10 at 2 p.m. EST. The auditorium is located in the Shircliff Humanities Center at the corner of Second and Harrison streets. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

The artists’ current exhibition of paintings, titled “2 Leafs,” can be seen at Art Space Vincennes, 521 Main Street. Business hours are 12-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

The works of Las Vegas artists Bill Leaf and his son Gwaylon Leaf are inspired by abstract artists from the 1940s to the present. However, many references could point to traditional Chinese painting and philosophy as they look back at Bill's Chinese roots, or the art of American abstractionists who were inspired by the art of the Far East, including China.

Bill Leaf is retired from teaching at the University of Las Vegas and is showing work from his “Celestial Embroidery” series in which free-floating forms are set against deep-space backgrounds.

Gwaylon Leaf is working on a graduate degree in painting and is showing work from his “Light Writing” collection in which iridescent calligraphic marks are organized into loosely structured patterns.

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