During the week of January 8-12, renowned artist and art educator Meredith Dean was on campus as a visiting artist. Working with veteran SM art teacher Barbara Putnam, Ms. Dean spent time with students in several classes, sharing her knowledge of and perspective on art, focusing primarily on color theory and practice.
Dean is a printmaker, painter, and mixed-media artist. She was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas-San Antonio for 23 years, where she taught drawing, printmaking, 2-D Foundations, and a special course on Color Theory and Practice. She is the founder and current Board president of the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy. As an artist, she is known for her creatively bold, color-rich abstract works, which have been shown across the country and around the world. Her latest exhibit is "Silent Stanzas," a collection of relief monoprints and wall sculptures.
On Friday, nearing the close of her time at St. Mark's, there was an informal reception for Ms. Dean in the Taft Hall lobby, where her artwork is on display.