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Picturing Light: The Paintings of Richard Vaux

In Studio M

Richard Vaux, Red Window II, Acrylic on Vinyl, 2019

The current Studio M exhibition at the Massillon Museum, Picturing Light: The Paintings of Richard Vaux, will be on view from August 17 through October 6, 2019. 

The artist’s acrylic on vinyl artwork uses light and abstract construction of space to create immersive impressionist paintings.

“My work is an ongoing process, one composition leading to the next. In searching for the harmonies and balances of nature, the works parallel and emulate natural phenomena. With each painting there is a new sense of harmony with nature, a coordination and synthesis of the physical and the spiritual. Each composition is a visual poem about light and illumination…The visible and the invisible.”  —Richard Vaux

A Hudson, Ohio, resident, Vaux earned a BFA at Miami University (Ohio) and an MFA from Northern Illinois University and is professor emeritus at Adelphi University (Garden City, New York).

The paintings of Richard Vaux have been exhibited in dozens of solo and group exhibitions internationally.  He is represented in galleries across the United States and in Japan, and his artwork is included in public and private collections throughout the world.

In addition to Picturing Light in Studio M, guests on August 17 can visit other MassMu exhibitions: A Heritage of Harvest: The Industry of Agriculture in Western Stark County (Aultman Health Foundation Gallery; 125 Years of the Greatest High School Rivalry and Evolution of the Football Jersey (Paul Brown Museum); Accessible Expressions Ohio (Fred F. Silk Community Room Gallery); and The Immel Circus (always on view).  Braille text has been incorporated into the Accessible Expressions exhibition, courtesy of Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.

During construction in downtown Massillon, it will be most convenient to find free parking spaces in municipal lots accessed on Second Street SE and First Street NE and in the city parking deck accessed on Erie Street South. Visit for a parking map and updates.

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way, East (Ohio 172) in downtown Massillon. A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.  Call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit for more information.


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