~ Richard M. Ross Art Museum ~
This building originally was a U. S. Post Office in Delaware, Ohio. It was acquired by Ohio Wesleyan University in 1969. It became part of the campus and for some time was used as an art studio for students.
It was fully renovated and the public was invited to witness it’s lovely and timeless transformation in October, 2012. At this time, it became dedicated to Richard M. Ross.
Affectionately, this building’s nickname is known among students as, “The Ross.”
The Fall Semester, 2015 opened with a fantastic art show. Just in time for college students arrival; with parents and public invited.
Interesting in the fact, an older artist was a past OWU student graduate, having traveled and displayed his gorgeous, breathtaking paintings across the country.
His grandson is a sculptor and had been a graduate of Delaware Hayes High School. He presently attends college studying in the fine arts program. His show held viewers in awe with its innovative and creative furniture sculptures.
This family art exhibit was presented within walking distance of 5 to 8 minutes from my apartment building. Of course, I enjoyed the beautiful and realistic paintings of the elder artist. I was captivated by the interesting sculpture perspectives of the younger man, too.
Eric Nation was the grandson and having grown up in the Delaware, Ohio area was happy to display his artistic furniture renderings.
The respected artist, Howard Little, had gone far with his art, meeting presidents even. The university was honored to display his distinctive style of landscapes of California, the South West and New England regions.
Every month during the OWU school calendar year, there is a first Thursday reception and a last Thursday reception.
This evening, a woman named Sally Harris will present her exhibition. They will jold an artist’s reception. The art exhibit subject matter will be a surprise, since even their blog and website does not reveal her style of art work.
The Richard M. Ross Art Museum does not charge observers and welcomes guests with open arms. Their informal goal seems to be:
To relate and enhance fine art to the public while serving the Ohio Wesleyan University students, too.
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