Urbana University Presents Steve McInturff Art
The Urbana University Miller Center for Visual Art is proud to present Steve McInturff and his eclectic array of art work entitled “the finest in hand drawn pictures since I was 5.” The display will be on view from March 22, 2014 to May 10, 2014, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Urbana University’s Miller Center. A public opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 20, from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with beer, wine, and appetizers, where guests will be able to meet with the artist. McInturff’s images range from Children’s Book Illustrations, Portaitures, Landscape, Humorous, and Pop Surrealism. His medium is as variable as the subject matter.
“If you are looking for one connective element in my work, I would say that it is the drawing,” said Steve McInturff, resident artist and director of The Miller Center for Visual Arts. “I feel that every piece starts with a strong solid drawing. I use my observational skills to bring in the needed details and information... add my ‘very vivid’ imagination... finish it with the appropriate technique... I then feel that I have created a unique and entertaining image that hopefully brings a smile to your face.”
McInturff is an Urbana native and is a graduate of West Liberty-Salem High School. He has a B.F.A. in Illustration from the Columbus College of Art and Design, and opened his own studio in 1982. McInturff has since worked with a multitude of clients including; The Columbus Dispatch, Golden Books, Psychology Today, McGraw Hill, Ponderosa, The Cincinnati Enquirer, and Zaner/Bloser Publishing. Although he still has his own studio, McInturff currently works as the director of The Miller Center for Visual Arts, where he also teaches the art program.
The Miller Center for Visual Arts is located at 518 College Way in Urbana, Ohio. It is located one hour from major cities such as Columbus and Dayton. Parking is located in front of the building and at the University’s Student Center. For more information, please call The Miller Center at 937-342-0754.
About Urbana University
Founded in 1850, Urbana University serves more than 1800students from around the world from its 128 acre campus nestled in the quaint town of Urbana, Ohio. Known for innovative academic programs that feature personal attention from faculty, the University offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and several graduate degrees, delivering course work in class, online, or a combination of both. Blue Knights athletics includes 15 NCAA Division II sports along with intercollegiate bowling and shooting sports.
Urbana University was the first college in the state to offer a nontraditional degree completion program and the second institution of higher education in Ohio to admit women. Founded by friends of John Chapman, the famous frontiersman called “Johnny Appleseed,” the campus is home to the Johnny Appleseed Museum, a rich collection of the personal artifacts and history of this 19th century American hero.