Art Exhibit: Visual Affinities

Mary Ed Mecoy Hall Gallery

Price Doyle Fine Arts Building, 6th Floor
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071

The Murray State University department of art and design and University Galleries are pleased to present the work of John Hasegawa and Tanya Gadbaw Neitzke of the Paducah School of Art and Design, which will be on display in the Mary Ed Mecoy Hall Gallery from April 20 through May 20, 2018. 

John Hasegawa is an assistant professor of ceramics for the Paducah School of Art and Design. Hasegawa previously taught as a full-time instructor of ceramics and 3-D design at Emporia State University, studio manager and ceramics instructor at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and artist-in-residence/ceramics instructor at Worcester Center for Crafts. He has exhibited regularly since 1996 and serves as curator for Paducah School of Art’s National Ceramics Invitational. During the summer of 2013, he participated in a one-month artist residency at the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China, where he launched a new body of work using slip-casting techniques. He has been invited to present "Soda for Surface," a four-day soda firing workshop at Peters Valley School of Craft in Layton, New Jersey.

Tanya Gadbaw Neitzke teaches painting and 2D design classes at the Paducah School of Art and Design. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from State University of New York–Potsdam and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from Southern Illinois University–Carbondale. After earning her MFA, she returned to New York, where she taught at State University of New York–Potsdam and St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. She and her artist husband Erich Neitzke moved back to the region in 2015, where she has continued to pursue her career as a painter, building a collector base and a national exhibition history.

Hasegawa and Neitzke were the judges for "Relics of the Universe," the Organization of Murray Art Students’ student art exhibition, which is also on view in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery.

Admission is free and open to the public.


ceramic vase 

18 x 8 in.




oil on canvas 

24 x 18 in.






Tuesday, 24 April, 2018

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Pamela Parker

Phone: 270-809-3784


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