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“Echo Hall Falls” Debuts at STLCC-Wildwood

August 18, 2016

Art Show  

Artist James DaVania will show his work, “Echo Hall Falls,” Sept. 2 - 29 at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood’s Gallery of Contemporary Art. The exhibit spans 60 feet, featuring a series of paintings inspired by humankind’s approach to documenting folklore and history.

The community is invited to meet DaVania and view his work at a reception, Thursday, Sept. 8 from 4:30 – 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.

About the Artist:

James DaVania is an artist and educator in St. Louis, Missouri. He currently teaches at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, Lindenwood University, St. Charles Community College, and instructs multiple classes for Laumeier Sculpture Park.

While attending the Kansas City Art Institute, he was selected to personally work for a semester with visiting artist China Marks. He was also selected for the Kansas City Art Institute’s artist exchange program through the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom. During this time, he had the opportunity to work with Madeleine Strindberg and exhibit his work in both London and Brighton. As a visiting artist, DaVania also had the opportunity to visit and visually document his family’s ancestry and migration throughout Southern and Western Europe.

DaVania attended the University of Pennsylvania for his master’s degree in Fine Arts. During his graduate studies, he developed and taught an undergraduate drawing class that incorporated rhythmic music and drawing. As a result of his work, he was given the opportunity to join illustrators and musicians in Western Europe and Israel on an Orchid 7 project. This experience helped enhance his understanding of the connection between imagery, sound and storytelling.

For more information about the artist, or to purchase the artwork featured in this exhibit, contact Professor Mark Weber at mweber@stlcc.edu.