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"Convergence" by Robert Langnas and Michael Quintero

“Concordance” Debuts at STLCC-Wildwood

“Convergence” by Robert Langnas and Michael Quintero

Artists Robert Langnas and Michael Quintero will show their work Aug. 21-Sept. 28 at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood’s Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Titled “Concordance,” the pieces in this exhibit explore points of common interest, foremost among them the use of art as a facilitator of meditative contemplation, spiritual restoration, and grounding amidst increasing instability and fragmentation in the world.

In addition to showcasing a selection of their individual artworks, the exhibit includes the piece, “Convergence,” a collaboration between Langnas and Quintero. They both are art professors at STLCC-Florissant Valley who have exhibited widely, participating in both solo and group shows.

The community is invited to meet the artists and view their work at a reception held in their honor, Thursday, Sept. 28 from 4-6 p.m. The Gallery of Contemporary Art, which is free and open to the public, is located on the third floor of STLCC-Wildwood, 2645 Generations Drive. Gallery hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday.

Mark Weber, professor of art and department chair at STLCC-Wildwood, expressed his enthusiasm for the new exhibit.

“Robert and Michael are two of the most innovative artists on the faculty at STLCC,” he said. “We look forward to showcasing their work and sharing it with our campus community.”

Langnas is a printmaker, painter and mixed-media artist who often incorporates the theme of entropy and its societal implications in his work. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree, with a printmaking concentration, from the University of Pennsylvania. He also studied architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and the Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts).

Quintero creates sculptures, drawings and prints that are informed by Buddhist themes, including the notions of “Nothingness” and “Presence.” A native of Okinawa, Japan, he grew up in South Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Corpus Christi State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

For more information about the artists, or to purchase any artworks listed for sale in the exhibit, contact Weber at mweber@stlcc.edu.