Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-01-25


Samford Art Gallery will feature artist Mary Ann Sampson in its Visiting Visual Artist Series exhibit beginning Jan. 24. "Mary Ann Sampson Bookmaking and Printmaking" will showcase the vibrant and printed work that often reflects the artist's Ragland, Alabama home.

Sampson received a master's degree in book arts from the University of Alabama and now operates OEOCO Press (One Eye Opera Company) with the mission of bookbinding and making limited edition letterpress and one-of-a-kind books. Her work, which focuses on miniatures and broadsides and generally explores the book as a means of visual expression, has been shown extensively in the United States and abroad.

The exhibit will include a free public reception and artist's talk 5-7 p.m. Feb. 3.

Samford Art Gallery is open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.