“The Parts and the Puzzle,” an exhibition of artwork by artist, author and Florida State University Professor Emerita Mary Stewart, will be open to the public at the College of Central Florida Webber Gallery Jan. 10-Feb. 10. The Webber Gallery is located at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.
In her art, Stewart incorporates her background in printmaking with mediums including linoleum prints, paintings and drawings.
“At age 69, I am especially interested in continuity and change,” Stewart said. “What ideas and experiences remain significant or become even more engrossing as we mature? What ideas and experiences can be put aside or even forgotten? How can my artwork be as fulfilling as possible to me and as engaging as possible to viewers, both visually and emotionally?
“Greek philosopher Heraclitus noted that we can never step into the same stream twice,” Stewart said. “Both we and the water change constantly. This simple premise generates many questions. What forces drive change — in nature and in ourselves? What is the rate of change, and how might it vary from person to person and from site to site? How does change in one person or environment trigger change in another?”
There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 4:30 p.m., and an artist talk with Mary Stewart on Monday, Jan. 24, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
The Webber Gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and admission is free. For more information, call 352-854-2322, ext. 1664.