Rome, Ga. — Shorter University’s Arnold Art Gallery will host an exhibit featuring the work of professors Micah Cain, Margie Monde, and Dr. Fabrice Poussin from Monday, Feb. 5, through Friday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. A reception will be held Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the gallery. The public is invited to attend at no charge.
Micah Cain, assistant professor of art, will display a collection of his wheel-thrown functional ceramics, his specialty for more than 15 years. His artwork has been exhibited nationally from California to Washington, D.C. Cain’s work displayed in Shorter’s exhibit will be for sale with proceeds benefitting the Department of Fine Arts.
Cain received the Bachelor of Fine Arts from Shorter College and the Master of Fine Arts from Georgia State University. He returned to Rome in 2011 and has been teaching at Shorter since. While away, he lived in the mountains of western North Carolina as he participated in an artist-in-residence program at EnergyXchange, a renewable energy center constructed at a closed landfill site, which harvests methane gas to fuel a giant pottery kiln as well as a functioning glass blowing studio.
Margie Monde, adjunct assistant professor of art, has held a diverse number of positions in the professional art field and teaches painting, drawing, digital art, graphic design, and art appreciation at Shorter. Her specialty is painting and digital art, which will be featured in the Shorter exhibition.
Prior to her time at Shorter, she has worked as a graphic designer with NASA for 12 years, in addition to managing an advertising department for NATO in Naples, Italy. It was at NASA that Monde designed museum exhibits and even painted multiple large wall murals for a NASA museum. She also spent time at several U.S. corporations as an assistant art director, illustrator and graphic designer. Monde’s works have been published not only in America, but across the world. She has been a part of publications including a former U.S. president, congressmen, NASA, and several government agencies. Her artwork has been displayed at many museums and galleries through the United States, to which she has received numerous art awards. Among these awards are prestigious NASA awards for graphic design, and awards by the American Advertising Federation Awards for illustration, digital art, and graphic design.
Dr. Fabrice Poussin, associate professor of English and French, is a respected photographer and writer. This exhibit will feature photographs by Poussin, which are the result of an 8,000 mile, 3-week trip between Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. His photographs will be for sale during the exhibit as a fundraiser for Shorter’s Department of English, Modern Languages, and Liberal Arts.
Dr. Poussin has many published works and is known for organizing fundraising events for Shorter University’s Department of English, Modern Languages, and Liberal Arts. Though this is the first art exhibition to include works by other professors, it is one of many fundraisers Poussin has organized on Shorter’s campus, including photography sales in November 2015 and March 2016.
Written by Public Relations Intern Rachael Minard
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter on their lists of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and master’s programs.