Eva G. Farris Art Gallery
Random Corners, Everyday Shadows
By: Clinton Wood III
Clinton Wood III, a lifelong artist and resident of Cincinnati, was inspired to paint by his father, an enthusiastic amateur. Wood graduated from Edgecliff College located in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art and English Literature. He works primarily in oil and his subjects include the city and landscape around his home, which he shares with wife, artist Colleen McAndrews Wood and two children.
"I am first attracted to the geometric drama and repetition of the built environment, enhanced and intensified by light and shadow. I want to bring a flash of recognition to the everyday." — Clinton Wood III
Exhibit runs August 2 - 19, 2016 with an Opening Reception onTuesday, August 2 from 4-6:30 p.m.
Art Gallery History
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.