Concerning the spiritual
Paula Leiter Pergament
Denise Minkler Marych
One distinguishing quality that sets human beings apart is our curiosity beyond ourselves. “Concerning the Spiritual” asks the artist to interpret this mystery in their artwork. Welcoming all-media and all viewpoints, the exhibition explores the wonders we all seek beyond the corporeal & tangible.
Bob Langnas is a printmaker, painter, and mixed-media artist. Much of his studio work deals with the theme of entropy and its societal implications.
He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. He has also studied at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and the Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts).
Langnas has an extensive exhibition record and has judged approximately 30 shows. He has served on the Special Exhibitions Committee of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and on the Forums Committee of Art St. Louis. In addition, he has been a member of the Foundry Art Centre's Artists' Advisory Board since its inception.
He has been a full-time faculty member in the nationally-accredited art department at St. Louis Community College’s Florissant Valley campus since 2000. Prior to taking that position he taught at Culver-Stockton College (Canton, MO) and Delaware County Community College (Media, PA). Since 1990 he has taught all levels of drawing, design, painting, printmaking, illustration, and art history. He has also given numerous art- themed lectures and workshops to community and academic groups over the years.
Michael Quintero is primarily a sculptor and his work is informed by interests in Buddhist and existentialist philosophies.
He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1991. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Corpus Christi State University in 1989.
Quintero’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows including: Pier Walk International Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Chicago,IL, Ashes to Art Exhibition in San Francisco, CA, and IntoBalance International Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Washington D.C.
Quintero became an art department faculty member at St. Louis Community College—Florissant Valley in 2007. Prior to taking that position, he served as Associate Curator of Education and Exhibitions at South Bend Regional Art Museum (South Bend, IN), Assistant Professor of Art at Denison University (Granville, OH), Visiting Professor of Art at Indiana University South Bend (South Bend, IN), and Adjunct Faculty at Texas Lutheran College (Seguin, Texas).