Martin Museum of Art Presents McRay Magleby Silkscreen Posters and Ann Ekstrom Oil Paintings

August 29, 2011

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The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will present a new gallery exhibit featuring the works of famed graphic design artist McRay Magleby and oil painter Ann Ekstrom beginning Aug. 30.
Magleby, who is retired, has been named one of the most influential designers in the country by graphic design magazine HOW. He has served as a graphic design professor at the University of Utah and creative director at Brigham Young University. He has designed Salt Lake City 2002 Olympiad posters and U.S. postage stamps, but he is most famous for his "Wave of Peace" design. The poster, which shows a rising wave breaking into doves, was designed to honor the 40th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Twenty silkscreen posters, including prints of the Olympiad posters, postage stamps and "Wave of Peace" will be on display in Gallery I of the museum.
Ann Ekstrom's collection of oil paintings, called "Conversations, Situations, and Meditations," will be on display in Gallery II of the museum. Ekstrom's realistic, large-scale oil paintings are inspired by small items such as antique buttons, toys and decorative boxes. Ekstrom, a popular Fort Worth lecturer and a painting instructor for Texas Christian University's Extended Education program, focuses her art on the formal concepts of color, light, design, surface and materials. Viewers also will have the opportunity to see Ekstrom's glass-encased inspirations - buttons, toys and decorations - at the entrance of the gallery.
A reception and gallery talk by Ann Ekstrom will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Martin Museum of Art. Both the reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.
The museum, located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center at 60 Baylor Ave. in Waco, Texas, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
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by Carmen Galvan, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805