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"Of the Earth" Group Art Exhibition Opening Wednesday Oct 12, Claypool-Young Art Gallery

Morehead State University

The group art exhibition, "Of the Earth: Works by Ann B. Coddington, Gina Herrera, Leslie Pearson, Elizabeth Runyon, Carolyn Swift and Joanne Weis" is scheduled to open with a reception on Wednesday, October 12 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  The exhibition features contemporary printmaking, sculpture, installation, and textile artworks, and closes on Tuesday, November 22.

Through a national call for submissions, the exhibition "Of the Earth" was curated to include six artists from near and far whose works either utilized and/or reflected on organic elements in the natural world.

An acclaimed sculptor working in basketweaving from Oxford, Ohio, Elizabeth Runyon will be a visiting artist associated with the exhibition, presenting a lecture on her work, Monday, October 24, 12:00 – 12:50 p.m., in the Claypool-Young Art Building auditorium, room 111.  

Leslie Pearson, an award winning fibers and installation artist from Fayetteville, North Carolina, will be the second visiting artist associated with the exhibition.  While on campus, Ms. Pearson will be hosting sculpture demonstrations on Tuesday, November 1 from 11:00 am – 1:35 pm and 2:00 – 4:35 pm in 311 Claypool-Young.  Additionally, she will also be meeting with MSU's arts entrepreneurship class, an art history class, and a first year seminar focused on visual art and design.

This program is funded in part by the Buckner and Sally S. Hinkle Endowment for Humanities, Morehead State Public Radio, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.

The Claypool-Young Art Gallery provides cultural and educational resources to the Morehead State University community as well as the university’s service region. The gallery is located in the Claypool-Young Art Building on the campus of Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM or by appointment, and is free and open to the public, including special events. Public parking is allowed on the main campus on weekdays after 5 p.m., and all day on weekends.   Additional parking is available on Main Street. Please contact Jennifer Reis, Gallery Director, (606) 783-5446.

(story provided by Morehead State University)

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