Art exhibition is digital delight

February 3, 2014 by  

Retiring art professor, Ruane Miller, is pleasing Ewing area art lovers with her one-woman show.

The exhibition is on display until February 20th in the gallery located in the Arts and Interactive Multimedia Building on campus at the College of New Jersey. Since 1986, Miller has been on faculty in the college’s Department of Art and Art History. In addition to her love of working with students who, as she says, were always “hungry for information,” Miller has loved making her own art.

Much of Miller’s work takes its inspiration from the landscapes and cultures, current and primeval, found in the Southwest. Her photos and paintings capture the scenery, wildflowers, and images common to that region, but enhanced and manipulated using digital imaging and printmaking to finish the piece.

Whether it’s a young entrepreneur producing digital business cards for that first enterprise or a professional shop specializing in catalog printing, today’s digital software has revolutionized the creative element in every endeavor. Miller jokes that the advances in technology now allow anyone to alter a photo using a phone. She points out that when she started teaching, the only software available amounted to the equivalent of Microsoft Paint. Visitors to her exhibition, though, can see just how far digital technology come in the production of art.

Miller’s show, a retrospective of her work from the past two decades, is open from noon to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday. Admission is free.