NEWTON – The artwork of Lora Jost [BFA ’11], Rachel Epp Buller and Emily Schroeder Willis will be featured in “Our Lives. Past, Present, Future,” a new exhibit opening July 27 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery.
Lora Jost is a graduate of Bethel College in North Newton and the University of Wisconsin-Madison who does mosaic, scratchboard and mixed media artwork.
“With a sense of beauty and compassion, through images that visualize sounds that are both real and imagined, my work sounds the alarm on climate change, animal extinction and other urgent concerns, encouraging the viewer to ‘listen’ with an open heart towards creating a future where there is enough to share and compassion for all,” Jost said.
Buller is a regional coordinator for The Feminist Art Project, a board member of the National Women’s Caucus for Art and Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Design at Bethel College. She describes herself as a feminist, art historian, printmaker and mother of three children whose recent art and scholarship speak to a perpetual balancing act. She has lectured, curated, exhibited and published widely on issues of motherhood and the maternal body in contemporary art.
Willis is a ceramicist who lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago and teaches at Loyola University, Chicago. She also has taught at Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada; University of Denver, Colorado; and University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.