Back in the Gallery

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After a few stressful weeks, I finally have some time to sit down and write. The holidays threw a bit of a wrench into my art schedule (after I just finished talking about it, of course).

The latest even in my art career has been some adventures with galleries. I submitted 4 pieces to my alma mater’s gallery, Wehrle Gallery, a few weeks ago and I was able to go to the gallery opening last Friday. Unfortunately, I couldn’t enjoy it like I wanted to, considering I left work at 6 and the opening lasted until 7. I was lucky enough to be able to catch the end of the event. It was great to be back on campus after several months away!

I was privileged to go back to my school and be able to thank the professors that pushed me to where I am today and to support the gallery that I spent 4 years working in.

The exhibition was titled “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” in dedication to the avian world from a range of media. Some pieces were made from carved wood, watercolor or from glass and fabric. The 4 pieces that I submitted were small in nature, depicting birds found in Ohio: the black and white warbler, the winter wren, the swamp sparrow, and the Carolina chickadee.

It was incredibly refreshing to be able to see other students’ and professors’ work as well. An entire class submitted their works from a printmaking class to show their appreciation for our feathered friends. The pieces were all nicely displayed and installed and created a calming rhythm around the room. I was thoroughly impressed with the works in the gallery.

This was my third time having work installed in Wehrle Gallery. The first time was for a landscape show a year ago and the last time was from my senior show. It’s always a pleasure to give back to the art community that helped me so much during my college years. It was a wonderful feeling to be able to see my work on a wall again.

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