The Fairmont State University Department of Art will host the solo sculpture exhibition by Glenn Zweygardt.
The JD Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall on the main FSU campus, is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The exhibition will run from Oct. 10 through Nov. 9. An opening reception and gallery talk will take place at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4147.
Born and raised in northwest Kansas, Zweygardt received his B.F.A. from Wichita State University in sculpture and painting. He then earned his M.F.A. from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Md. For more than 40 years, he has been an active sculptor and educator. With more than 50 solo exhibitions and multiple purchase awards to his name, he shows works both nationally and internationally. His sculptures are included in many university, museum, outdoor and private collections.
Now an Emeritus Professor of Sculpture at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Zweygardt continues to make signature sculptures in his Alfred Station studio. His creations of steel, ductile iron, stainless steel, cast glass, cast bronze and aluminum are often combined with stone from around the world. These sculptures range from monumental outdoor works to small, intimate pieces. Zweygardt will have work on pedestals in the JD Brooks Gallery, as well as three large outdoor pieces installed on extended loan in our FSU Sculpture Park located in the Education Building quad on campus.
“The theme of my sculpture is the placement of myself in relation to nature. While working in materials such as metal, stone and glass, I am telling three-dimensional stories that capture my life experiences immersed in my perception of a collective consciousness. It is my intention that these stories, spoken through an expression of form, texture and color, will enter into human consciousness and the fourth dimension,” Zweygardt said.