The lighter side of Steffen Thomas

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By Sidhartha Wakade

staff writer

The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art held it’s Lighter Side of Steffen Thomas exhibit as a part of its Fall showing on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

The exhibit featured paintings by Steffen Thomas that were made using luminescent paints and glow under a black light.

The first day was a VIP opening for members of Steffen Thomas museum, while the public opening on July 11, according to Roland Lewan, the acting director of the museum. The Lighter Side exhibit will run until August 3, he said.

Turnout for the event was about 30 people for the VIP opening and around 40 people for the public opening, Lewan said.

“We had a good turnout,” he said.

Lewan said he was happy with how the exhibit was received, since it is on the more experimental side of things they have put together.

“The cool thing about the exhibit… is the reception that we get from people that actually go and look at the art,” he said. “Everybody that went into the exhibit… came out with a smile on their face.” 

The success of the exhibit was in part because it drew a younger crowd, Lewan said.

“It makes a big difference,” he said.

The other exhibits in the fall are experimental as well, looking at the historically influenced pieces that Thomas made in The Times of Steffen Thomas and a look at the houses he designed in the Houses of Steffen Thomas, Lewan said.

“It is going to be appealing to those who have an entry level into understanding of art as well as those that are fairly sophisticated,” he said.

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