Eva G. Farris Art Gallery
"I stand on myself like a hilltop and my life is spread before me."
Looking to visual connections between the micro and macro, I seek to gain a grasp of how the internal and external connect. My work is lead by a curiosity with what goes on under the surface, and how a collection of seemingly insignificant details create the whole. I paint as a means to lift above and get distance in order to question these observations.
-Ruth Wartman June, 2014
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.