Award-Winning Sculptor Serves as Artist-in-Residence
Douglas P. Calisch, a professor of art at Wabash College, served as this year’s Wittenberg Series-sponsored Artist-in-Residence, Feb. 27-March 2.
During his time on campus, Calisch presented a slide lecture and discussed “Stored and Restored: Recent Work” during an evening address in Koch Hall, Feb. 28. He also worked with students in a scuplture class and a photography class.
Calisch, who recently received the McClain-McTurnan-Arnold Excellence in Teaching Award in recognition of his extraordinary work in the classroom, has exhibited his work at universities and galleries across America and in Japan
. In 1999 he was commissioned to produce a sculpture at Kotaki-Ji, a mountain temple outside the city of Kawachinagano in Japan.
Helen J. Ferrulli of Arts Indiana magazine wrote that Calisch’s art is “deceptively simple,” but his sculptures “serve to engage people at the deepest level to make them feel and think.” His work appears in more than 25 private, corporate and institutional collections, which will remain on display until April 15 in the Ann Miller Art Gallery inside Koch Hall.