Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WATERCOLORS OF JHU ALUM ON DISPLAY @ EVERGREEN MUSEUM & LIBRARY

Asian Influence—Western Vision:
The Watercolors of Morton Wesley Huber

WHEN: June 29 – August 28, 2011; Artist's Opening Reception: June 29, 5:30–7:30 PM. Free 
WHERE: Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles Street Baltimore
TICKETS: Free with museum admission and on view as part of the regular guided tour

The third installment of Evergreen’s exhibition series celebrating artistic expression in succeeding chapters of life, Asian Influence—Western Vision explores the often ethereal drawings of Johns Hopkins alumnus, Morton Wesley Huber, A&S ’47, ’48 (MA).

A former professor of organic and biochemistry, environmental science, and qualitative organic analyses at numerous prestigious institutions, including Albright College in Pennsylvania, Emory & Henry College in Virginia and Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Japan, Huber developed a fascination with drawing, painting and subsequently, photography.

The author of two well-received books on the culture of Japan, he has masterfully integrated Japanese influences into his own calming and thoroughly engaging works, from the poetic narratives of Edo-period block prints to the dream-like monochromaticity of Muromachi-era paintings.