June 20, 2024

Mercer Gallery Hosting GCCC Faculty Member, Ron Carlson’s “Red and Other Colors”

(Courtesy of Garden City Community College)

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Mercer Gallery at Garden City Community College is pleased to host a summer art exhibition by a local artistic duo consisting of Linda Adams and GCCC Computer Science Instructor, Ron Carlson.   Their exhibition, “Red and Other Colors,” will take place at The Mercer Gallery of Fine Art, in the Joyce Fine Arts Building on the Campus of Garden City Community College in Garden City Kansas and lasts from June 7 to July 9, 2019. There will be a first Friday opening reception on June 7 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The Gallery is on summer Gallery hours and will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Fridays.  The gallery will be closed July 3, 4, and 5, in observance of Independence Day.  Interested patrons may also make an appointment by contacting Director of Galleries Michael Knutson at 605-641-6504 or by emailing michael.knutson@gcccks.edu.

Linda and Ron are accomplished musicians, outstanding professionals, and civic contributors. They are regularly seen performing music around the area or serving on various civic boards and committees in Garden City. The duo will be exhibiting mostly recent artwork made after taking a few art courses at GCCC but will also have some early works on display. Each of them has had an appreciation and love for the visual arts for the majority of their lives. The work in the exhibition with go from representational, to abstract, to non-objective. Linda’s artwork is inspired by the simple playful shapes of Henri Matisse and the bold brushwork of Birger Sandzén, while Ron’s artwork explores geometric abstraction inspired by Piet Mondrian, playful line work of Joan Miró, and the chance of Gerhard Richter.

The show title, “Red and Other Colors,” comes from Ron’s infatuation with the color.  Ron can be quoted saying “I love Red, it’s the best color,” on a regular basis.