UPIKE student art featured in Weber Art Gallery

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.”

UPIKE Professor 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.

“Greatrex’s 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.”

Greatrex will 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.