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Veiled Reality Opens at Ohio Northern

Veiled PlantThe department of art & design is pleased to present a new exhibition featuring new ink paintings on paper by emerging artist Linda Lee Nicholas. Veiled Reality, on display November 4 through December 17 at the Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery, speaks of a world that has been uncovered, layered, magnified or reinvented.

The Pod on Paper series is a commentary on how the changing world is affecting our bodies and the environment. The subjects of tainted food and water supplies, global warming and shrinking living spaces all intermingle with Nicholas’ painterly style.

Fluid, organic shapes move across the paper revealing forms at once beautiful and playful, making you forget the serious subject matter the artist is dealing with. Clumps of color and diaphanous layers reveal abstract bodily interiors and soft architectural environments with a Dr. Seussian fantasy world flair.

Ms. Nicholas is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts in New York City and has exhibited extensively throughout the United States. Her exhibition at ONU is in recognition of the University's Year of the Polar Bear, a University initiative to raise awareness for the threats to polar bears due to climate change in the Arctic.

A reception for the artist will be held Friday, November 7, 3–5p.m. at the Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery. Admission to the Stambaugh Gallery is free and open to the public, daily from noon from 5 p.m. The Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery also is open prior to Freed Center events. For additional information, to schedule a tour or to be placed on the arts exhibition mailing list, please contact the department of art and design (419) 772-2160 or