Mercer Gallery October Exhibit Featuring Gerald Moore

The Mercer Gallery at GCCC will showcase “More than Fifty Years and Maybe, Fifty More”, a retrospective art show by Gerald Moore, from Oct. 4 through Oct. 25.   An opening reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  All events are free and open to the public. The Mercer Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

About the Artist

Gerald Moore grew up in Oakley, Kansas on the Western Plains and graduated from Fort Hays State University in 1967 with a B.S. degree in Art with an emphasis in Sculpture followed by an M.A. degree in Sculpture in 1971. Upon completion of his education, he spent many years devoted to public education as an art instructor and school administrator. Moore continues to practice his craft with oils, watercolor, ceramics, sculpture, pastels, pen and ink, and printmaking.  He has been periodically enrolled at Garden City Community College for several years.  His work is representative of what he likes to call “A spontaneous creation, relying on instinctive impulses and decisions, with a wide range of subject matters such as landscapes, seascapes, capacities, pure abstraction, the human element, and hunting dogs.” Many of his artworks reflect his love of the prairie and the rich heritage of his families’ pioneer spirit.

After many years of creating and viewing works of other artists, Moore stated, “I have learned that creativity comes in many forms. For example, I have made knives, custom guns, as well as writing a cookbook and a book of my personal Vietnam experience. Creativity is a state of mind, a willingness to explore, fail and try, try again.”

Gerald Moore’s artwork can be found in many public and private collections including:
Ft. Hays State University, Hays, KS; U.S. Army, LZ Hawk Hill, South Vietnam; Anthony Phan Cong Anh, Hai An Pacific Hotel; Judy Houle and Tim Peer; Michael and Lana Yarbrough; Dale Ficken, Professor Emeritus; Robert and Debbie Houle; Karen Robertson Estate; Michael and Laura Smith; Larry Moore; Don and Bea Rasmussen; Connie Beery; Robert E. Lee, Orangevale, CA; John and Diane Lovitt; Tony and Jennifer Godbey.

For information about the Mercer Gallery, contact Gallery Director, Michael Knutson.  michael.knutson@gcccks.edu

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