Steckline Gallery presents the work of Sean Lyman at Feb. 24 Final Friday

February Final Friday

The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present graphite and acrylic works by Sean Lyman in his show titled "The Overlooked" as the second Final Friday event of the 2017 spring semester.

The exhibit, which begins with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, will be on display through March 24. Both the reception and admission to the gallery are free and open to the public.

An “Art for Lunch” presentation by the artist will be held Tuesday, March 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in the gallery. A light lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests can also bring their lunch. This event is also free and reservations are not required.

Based in Springfield, Mo., Sean Lyman is an associate professor of art at Missouri State University. In 2001 he graduated with a BFA from Wichita State University in Wichita, and in 2004 he received an MFA from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. He previously attended Johnson County Community College. His work has been exhibited nationwide and in galleries throughout Germany. Selected collections include the Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis.; the Spencer Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.; and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kan.

“This body of work deals with the mundane spaces and objects that we use,” Lyman said. “These places and things have specific functions or roles in our daily routine, and they are easily overlooked and taken for granted.

“The intention of this work is to focus on that we are both ‘present’ and ‘absent’ at the same time in the spaces we inhabit,” Lyman said.

The Steckline Gallery is located inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman campus, 3100 McCormick. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. For more information, call Director of Visual Arts Mary Werner at 316-942-4291, ext. 2199 or email her at wernerml@newmanu.edu.

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