"Sargasso: New Works by Evan LaMontagne” opens at Rockhurst’s Greenlease GalleryAugust 16, 2012

Still, 2012, 24” x 24”, oil on canvas

Rockhurst University’s Greenlease Gallery will host the first public exhibition of a series of new paintings titled, “Sargasso: New Works by Evan LaMontagne.”  The exhibition opens with an open forum with the artist at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, in the Greenlease Gallery, followed by a reception from 7 to 9 pm.

LaMontagne’s art was greatly influenced by his grandmother’s love of Mexican murals and by his father, who began his career as a sculptor at the age of 50. 

Inspired by the sea, LaMontagne’s abstract oil paintings are both atmospheric and evocative.

The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, Oct. 6.

The Greenlease Gallery is located between Van Ackeren and Sedgwick halls on the Rockhurst University campus, 54th Street and Troost Avenue. The gallery is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday.

For more information, contact gallery director Anne Pearce at anne.pearce@rockhurst.edu or 816-501-4407, or visit www.rockhurst.edu/artsandletters

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