UPIKE Weber Art Gallery features alumni and faculty

The Weber Art Gallery at the University of Pikeville is currently featuring its first exhibit of the fall semester. The show, “A Collection of Collections: A Selection of Work by Alumni, and the Personal Collections of Petra Carroll, Patricia Kowalok and Todd Westgate,” showcases media ranging from ceramics and prints to embroidery and digital art.

UPIKE faculty members Carroll, Kowalok and Westgate contributed original works to the exhibit.

“The selections from the private collections of faculty members are important because they include thoughtful work that usually would not be seen by the public,” said Kowalok.

UPIKE alumni artists featured are Sumer Bingham (‘11), Michael G. Elswick (‘18), Christopher Epling (‘02), Kimberly Hylton (‘17), Emma Jones (‘01), Jess Shadrick (‘10), Brittany Shepherd (‘14), Stephanie Stiltner (‘10) and Elisha Taylor (‘12).

“The work by the alumni is especially exciting because it reflects a thriving interest in making art that has become self-sustaining beyond the classroom,” said Kowalok. “All of the work is creative, personal, and eclectic as to media and concerns.”  

There will be a reception on Friday, September 27 from 4-6 p.m. and the show will run through October 11. 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. Gallery hours are: Monday 9-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m.; Tuesday 9-11 a.m. and 3-5 p.m.; Wednesday 9-11 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.; Thursday 9-11 a.m. and 3-5 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.