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By: Stacey Walters |
February 24, 2020
The University of
Pikeville Weber Art Gallery is presenting its second exhibit of the spring
semester, which began February 19 and will continue through March 20. “Learning
Myself” by UPIKE senior Mia Greatrex showcases her unique approach to the arts
that will include sculpture, jewelry, drawings and paintings.
“It’s okay to
follow what you love if you’re passionate about it,” said Greatrex. “I was
never the math or chemistry type, but I learned you don’t have to be to succeed
or be happy.”
of Art Patricia Kowalok, and Associate Professor of Art Petra Carroll, have
enjoyed working with Greatrex as a student, and believe the journey to becoming
an artist takes courage.
senior graduating exhibit titled “Learning Myself” is meant to document her
ongoing journey of discovery, who she is as an artist, what she is interested
in and what she wants to say to an audience,” said Kowalok. “Greatrex’s work
includes artwork inspired by memories, movement and things that will make the
viewer smile. It is a real pleasure to witness her exploration, both in terms
of process as well as finished work.”
discuss her artwork during a reception on Friday, March 20, from 4-6 p.m. The
community is cordially invited to the art show and reception.
The Weber Art
Gallery is located on the second floor of the Record Memorial Building on
UPIKE’s campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9-11 a.m. and 1-5
p.m. and Friday 9-10 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
For more information, contact Kowalok at (606) 218-5758 or Carroll at (606) 218-5759.