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February 4, 2013

Art exhibit by Richmond native, WWII vet at EKU through Feb. 22

RICHMOND — Eastern Kentucky University’s Giles Gallery is host an art exhibit by painter, EKU alumnus and Richmond native Deward Eades through Feb. 22.

Eades, born in 1927, served in the Marine Corps during World War II, was a high school art teacher for 31 years and has been an artist for 66 years. He now resides in Louisville as a full-time painter and sculptor.

Eades’ technique includes mixing wax directly to pigment to create his ideal paint thickness. “Early in my career as a painter I discovered beeswax in tubes,” he explained. “By adding the wax directly into the pigment I was able to make the color as translucent or as opaque as I desired. I could apply the paint directly to the canvas with great success by using only a palette knife. This procedure has been followed in almost all of my oil paintings.”

Eades’ works address a wide variety of objects and moods, from satisfaction and delight to social awareness and human nature.

He received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from EKU. Eades also has studied with Yasuo Kuniyoshi at New York City’s Art Student League, with Raoul Anguiano in Mexico City and with Milton Golstein and Lipman Wulf at Adelphi College in New York.

While teaching high school art, Eades was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship to teach in London, England and spent a sabbatical year in Madrid, Spain.

The Giles Gallery is open to the public and charges no admission. For Gallery hours, call 622-8135.

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