Past Exhibits: 2007

2007 Exhibitions

1st Floor Main Gallery


Tools in Motion
January 12-April 8, 2007
Celebration in Art
April 22-May 13, 2007
Midwest Visions of Impressionism
May 26-August 19, 2007
Darkrooms in a Digital Age:
The Five Senses Explored in Photographs

September 8 - November 18, 2007



Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
August 4, 2007 - June 29, 2008


2nd Floor Permanent Collection Galleries

The New Face of Watercolor: A Conversation with the Past

August 11 - October, 2007

This exhibit was conceived of by Nancy Stewart Matin. An extremely active and well respected Canton artist, she paints in bright, lively colors that reflect her own brilliant and vivid personality. Nancy is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, and her work resides in the permanent collections of several Stark County institutions including the Massillon Museum, North Canton Library, and the Canton Museum of Art, where she serves on the board of trustees. A self-taught artist, she has developed an affinity for the “pour technique,” a process by which watercolor paint is mixed thinly with water and then poured through various filters.

Although the Massillon Museum’s painting collection represents a host of local and regional artwork dating mostly to the twentieth-century, it extends in time and geography to include Italian Renaissance, seventeenth-century Dutch and nineteenth-century folk art paintings. Watercolor and water-based media became more widely accepted in the nineteenth-century for finished works of art in the Western world, having predominantly been considered an apt medium for sketches. Artistic traditions in the Eastern world, on the other hand, have been e mploying watercolor for centuries.

The paintings selected by Nancy Stewart Matin from the permanent collection of the Massillon Museum present a diverse group of imagery in water-based media. Portraits, landscapes, still lifes and abstract compositions can be seen here, paired with the artwork of Nancy Stewart Matin. By comparing the museum paintings with her own, Nancy initiates a dialogue between the past and present. Contemporary watercolor paintings meet modern and traditional examples in these galleries to create interesting juxtapositions. Changes in technique and subject matter become evident when viewing them side by side, as do differences in artistic styles.

Coxey Complete
March 18 - July 26, 2007


Studio M:

Chad M. Hansen:
January 5 – February 11, 2007

Bili Kribbs: “Purging of the Whimsical Data Mix”
February 16 – March 25, 2007

Walsh University Digital Photojournalism Students
March 30 – May 6, 2007

Donna Engstrom & Cheryl Strait: “The Altered Journey: A Search for Meaning”
May 11 – June 18, 2007

George Buza
June 22 – August 5, 2007

Massillon Boys and Girls Club Annual Exhibit
September 2007

Joanne Mariol
October 26 – December 2, 2007

Melissa Vogley Woods
December 7, 2007 – January 13, 2008

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