The Village #1, 24”x27”, ballpoint pen. (Submitted photo)
The Village #1, 24”x27”, ballpoint pen. (Submitted photo)
Nature and Meaning by Susan Deaton, artist and writer from Corbin, Ky., is featured in the Park National Bank Art Gallery at UC Clermont College, Jan. 5 – Feb. 2. A closing reception will take place Feb. 2 from noon-1 p.m. in the art gallery. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Deaton builds shadows and leaves light to create depth on her two-dimensional works. Contrast and the use of positive and negative space inspires her to tell a story in each piece.

“I believe my art can communicate both my love for nature and my contempt for the human actions that destroy it. Much of my art reflects the diverse beauty of Appalachia and the environmental issues the region faces with surface mining,” Deaton said.

The Park National Bank Art Gallery is located in the Snyder Building on the UC Clermont College campus in Batavia at 4200 Clermont College Drive. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more than 20 years, the spacious 1,000 square foot gallery has offered visual art exhibits open to UC Clermont students, faculty, staff and the general public. 

For more information about the Community Arts at UC Clermont College visit: or contact Community Arts at (513) 558-1215 or via email at

UC Clermont College is located in the center of Clermont County on 91 beautiful wooded acres in Batavia Township. The college is an accredited, open-access college offering more than 50 programs, associate degrees and a bachelor degree. UC East, a Clermont County expansion in the former Ford plant in Batavia Township, opened in the fall of 2010. It is home to UC Clermont's Allied Health programs. The college is part of the nationally recognized University of Cincinnati. For more information, call 513-732-5319 or visit