February 1 2007
Baker, who passed away in April 1997, studied art with John Laska at the Indiana State University School; with Philip Beaver at Terre Haute North Vigo High School; at the John Herron Institute in Indianapolis; and with Robert Evans and Fred Bunce at ISU during his summers in Terre Haute. He graduated from Indiana University with a BFA in printmaking in 1993.
Lithography intrigued him and, inspired by printmaking instructors at IU, he chose to work in this medium. Most of his work was done in black and white, which he found more pure and demanding.
In addition to art, he was interested in writing poetry and music. Baker played with various groups of rock musicians in Bloomington, playing bass, occasional lead guitar, and singing both covers and original songs.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 5-7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
The Jonathan K. Baker Memorial Award for Black and White Drawing or Print will be awarded during the 2007 ISU Juried Student Exhibition Awards Ceremony, taking place in the Recital Hall beginning at 5:30 p.m. that evening. This prize, established in Baker's honor, is given each year to an ISU student for excellence in drawing.
The Turman Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building near the corner of Seventh and Chestnut Streets, is open from noon-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. For more information call (812) 237-3787.
Contact: Mary Kramer, interim gallery director, (812) 237-3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or email@example.com
Works by Jonathan K. Baker will be on exhibit in ISU's Turman Art Gallery Feb. 14-March 2.