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Campbellsville University Art Department to host Lina Hodoroabă’s art

Nov. 12, 2013
For Immediate Release

By Yvonne Matheas, students news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE Ky. – Campbellsville University will host the art work of Lina Hodoroabă of Holland Nov. 18-26 at the Pence-Chowning Art Gallery located at 205 University Drive, Campbellsville.

Lina Hodoroabă, sister of Sida Roberts, works on her art. From Holland, she will have a display of  her work at the Pence-Chowning Art Gallery Nov. 18-26.
Lina Hodoroabă, sister of Sida Roberts, works on her art. From Holland, she will have a display of
her work at the Pence-Chowning Art Gallery Nov. 18-26.

Hodoroabă is the sister of Campbellsville resident Sida Roberts, local musician and adjunct instructor in French at Campbellsville University. A reception in Hodoroabă’s honor will be from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 in the gallery. Everyone is invited.

Hodoroabă is an acclaimed monumental sculptor (stone, coins and medals) and illustrator throughout Europe. She has lived in Holland since the mid-1980s.

Her drawings depict the ideas and themes behind her sculptures.A couple of her original medals and smaller sculptures will be on display, thanks to generous local collectors and friends.

Hodoroabă uses the “Doina” concept as center of her work. “The ‘Doina’ concept is central to my work,” Hodoroabă said.

“It is an ancient Romanian view of love and connection with nature.I work exclusively in stone, leaving parts untreated: some polished and some unpolished. I consciously make use of colorful marble, granite and soapstone.In this way, I can write my ‘language’ on my stones and in a sense, I could also describe it as painting iLina Hodoroabă of Hollandn stone.My medals have also been done in the same way. For me, they are ‘letters’ with which I write my dairy about another world and the thoughts which I have.”

She creates a contrast in her sculptures through natural preservation. The areas she works on are polished and smoothed to perfection, whereas other parts are left in its original, from nature given rough form.

Hodoroabă graduated in 1988 from the Sculpture Department at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Den Haag, Netherlands. She had previously studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, in the Art et Archéologie Dept. She obtained an assistant lecturer position in sculpting at the Surikov Institute in Moscow, Russia between 1988 and 1989. Since 1992, she is Lecturer in Plastic Arts at the Lycée Français in Den Haag, the Netherlands. In 1998, she also participated in the “Prix de Rome” drawings. Hodoroabă was a board member from 2000 to 2007 at the Participants of Artists Initiative.

Hodoroabă has presented her work at various exhibitions all over the world. In 2013, she had an exhibit at Gallery Ariana in Den Haag, The Netherlands and Gallery Seizoen in Beeld in Callandhoog, The Netherlands.

In 2012, she had a sculptures and medals exhibit at Kastel Museum in Veldhoven, The Netherlands. In 2011 and 2012, she displayed in The Netherlands, Finland and Italy.

In 2009, art lovers could enjoy her work in the Netherlands at Ploegh Gallery in Soest, Mint Museum in Utrecht, Gallary Geus in Amsterdam and Ariana Gallery in Den Haag.

In 2008, she not only displayed her work at the Christ Church the Triumphant in Den Haag, she also was at the Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d’Art/International Art Medal Federation (FIDEM) in Salt Lake City in the United States.

Between the years of 2003 and 2005, she exhibited her work Biennale of Art Contemporary medals in Seixal, Muscle Rosa House, and Province House in Lelystad, The Netherlands.

In 1999, she showed her work at the 1st Biennale of Contemporary Art in Medals, Portugal.

Hodoroabă was published twice in 2009 in Netherlands in The Beeldenaar and Ploegh Gallery. She also was published in the United States in the FIDEM catalog of the Colorado Springs Museum in 2008.

Hodoroabă won the 1st Jubilee Anniversary Prize from Huguenin the Medalist in Switzerland in 1998, a Diplôme d’honneur from 1st contemporary biennale in Portugal, in 1999 and Prix pour l’oeuvre présentée from 3rd biennale for contemporary medal also in Portugal in 2003.

The Pence-Chowning Art Gallery is open at the following times for the fall 2013 semester: Mondays, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and noon-6 p.m.; Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

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