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Elemental opens June 3 at Schnormeier Gallery

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (May 27, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present Elemental from June 3 to Aug. 19, including during First Friday events.

Elemental is a curated collection of artworks which highlight the majesty and humility of the natural world. Featuring abstract wood sculpture, delicately layered photographs, and the collaboration between painting and poetry, this exhibition explores techniques that are essential to artmaking.

Artists include:

Todd Celmar – Sculpture

Leslie Norman – Photography

Kathleen Seiler– Poetry

Michael Seiler – Painting

Summer gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The gallery will also be open from 6-9 p.m. for First Fridays on June 3, July 1, and Aug. 5.

The Schnormeier Gallery is located at 221 S. Main St., Mount Vernon, on the first floor of MVNU’s Buchwald Center. It is open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., during the summer months. For more information, contact the gallery at

To learn more about the Schnormeier Gallery or how to exhibit artwork, visit

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education both in-seat and online to more than 2,100 students from 42 states and nine foreign countries.