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By: Stacey Walters |
October 16, 2019
The University of Pikeville
Weber Art Gallery will present their second exhibit of the fall semester
beginning October 21. “Macroinvertebrates, Through the Lens,” photography by
Misty Hamilton showcases her unique view through a microscope and digital
camera of both common and rarely seen insects and finding beauty in unexpected
Hamilton has a bachelor’s
degree in environmental science and a master’s degree in biology. Her career in
environmental consulting has given her the opportunity to collect insect
specimens in order to analyze stream health.
“I started out taking
microscopic photographs of insects and other macroinvertebrates for
identification purposes,” said Hamilton. “I soon found myself trying to get the
perfect shot, one that was both educational and beautiful.”
Hamilton takes several
different kinds of photos, including whole-organism photos and highly-
magnified photos of particular parts or characteristics.
“I hope the exposure to these
unusual views of insects will allow people to see their beauty,” said Hamilton.
“The appreciation for the beauty of nature is not often seen with the naked eye.”
of Art Patricia Kowalok, and Associate Professor of Art Petra Carroll, are
excited to host this event of the microscopic world that shows viewers a whole
new realm full of minute beauty.
“As a biologist, Ms. Hamilton
brings her scholarship of the natural world,” said Kowalok. “As an artist, she
brings an appreciation of the amazing world in which we all live.”
There will be a reception on
Friday, October 25, from 4-6 p.m. and the exhibit will continue through the end
of the semester. The community is
cordially invited to the exhibit 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.