Eva G. Farris Art Gallery
Alert in the Cosmos
The exhibit includes recent work in the form of mixed collages. The images are intimate musings on the spiritual dimensions of the material world.
Gaffney has many influences such as nature, science, mythology, Catholic tradition and spirituality. He views these disciplines, which are typically seen as separate, as connected in meaningful ways.
Gary Gaffney was born in New Orleans, LA. He hold advanced degrees in fine art and mathematics and is Professor Emeritus, Art Academy of Cincinnati. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and has works in museum, corporate and private collections, including the Cincinnati Art Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
On June 21, 2007, Thomas More College unveiled the naming of the new Art Gallery as the "Eva G. Farris Art Gallery." Over 150 friends attended the celebration, which was a surprise to the honoree as part of the annual Thomas More College Foundation Event. After the unveiling, friends dined in the Thomas More Library and had an opportunity to tour the Gallery where a student exhibit was on display.
"For some individuals, giving of their time and resources comes naturally. Eva Farris is one of these special individuals," said Sister Margaret Stallmeyer, former president of Thomas More College. "She not only gives financial support to numerous organizations, but she serves as a committed and passionate volunteer throughout the community."
A portrait of Eva Farris, painted by Thomas More graduate, Taylor Stephenson '07, hangs on the entry wall of the Gallery. Ms. Stephenson is one of two Thomas More art graduates whose work was selected in a national competition to be displayed at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati.