Exhibit Features the Art of Music
Posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2012 [1:41 PM]
Jazz Combo is one of 26 oil paintings by Ev Niewoehner on
display through Sept. 28
in the Lucretia C. Begley Art Gallery.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Art with a musical theme was a
natural one for Ev Niewoehner to paint.
The retired teacher lives in Nashville, Tenn., the epicenter of
country music. So his current show at the Lindsey Wilson College
Lucretia C. Begley Art Gallery, "The Art of Music," plays on that
"I've lived in Nashville, the 'Music City,' my entire life so it
seemed natural to do a show with a music theme," Niewoehner
said. "A majority of the work I do has been music influenced and
based. Music is a universal language that people of all cultures
are drawn to."
Niewoehner's "Art of Music" show at LWC, which runs through Sept.
28, features 26 oil paintings of instruments and musicians in
either colorful settings or in impressionist scenes that reflect
instruments' shapes, sounds and moods they create. Musical
influences depicted in the paintings include classical, country,
jazz and Latin sounds.
A public reception will be held for Niewoehner at 3:30 p.m. CT on
Sept. 13 in the Begley Gallery.
"I've always had interest in art since I was a kid," Niewoehner
said. "My mother saw something in me and encouraged to pursue art.
Art class was my favorite in high school and college. I've worked
on art as a side project for most my life, until I retired from
teaching in 1992, where I focused all my attention onto my
Niewoehner, who will also speak to LWC classes on Sept. 13, said
he hopes his work can inspire and instruct aspiring artists at the
"I hope to give these kids some insight and the chance to talk to
someone who is the field of art," he said.
LWC Professor of Art Tim Smith said it is important to expose
students to professional artists.
"A lot of students think of art as either a avocation or as a
vocation, and they need to know how to go about getting their work
out there," said Smith, who is also director of the Begley Gallery.
"Most students don't understand how important it is to get their
work out there for public viewing and receive feedback from it. It
gives the students a chance to work with and talk with other
working artist and gather new perspectives on art."
"The Art of Music," by Ev Niewoehner, is on display through
Sept. 28 in the Lindsey Wilson College Lucretia C. Begley Art
Gallery. A public reception for Niewoehner will be held 3:30 p.m.
CT Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Begley Gallery. For more information,
contact Tim Smith at email@example.com or (270) 384-8079.
Click here to see more pictures of "The Art of