The Xavier University Art Gallery presents an exhibition of artwork by XU alumna Holly Schapker. Her inspiring paintings of nature scenes include some depicting Ault Park. The exhibition of Schapker’s work will run May 17 through June 28 at the Xavier University Art Gallery. The public opening reception will be Friday, May 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Twenty percent of the proceeds from sales will go to the Ault Park Advisory Council.
Ms. Schapker says “Ault Park is a special place for many people. I am one of them. It is a place of meditation and serenity for me. The seasons are reflected in their purest form in the park, giving one a feeling of being grounded in and a part of nature. It is a refuge for people and animals alike, surrounded by bustling suburbs and highways. I know and love just about every square inch of the park. The paintings are my tribute to Ault Park and all who use and maintain it.”
Schapker lives and works in Cincinnati. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Xavier University’s Department of Art. She continued her painting education by studying under Michael Scott and Cole Carothers. Her work has been the subject of many gallery shows and is in numerous private and corporate collections. She taught art at the Baker Hunt Institute in Covington, Kentucky and painting at Xavier University.
Her website is http://www.hollyschapker.com