November 20, 2009

"Naturally and Artificially Flavored", The Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers of the School of Art and Design at SIUC Show

"The Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers of the School of Art and Design at SIUC are proud to announce their first Juried Exhibit in Paducah, Kentucky. Naturally and Artificially Flavored represents the graduate students of the Ceramics, Glass, Metals-Blacksmithing, Sculpture, and the Two-Dimensional departments. Freda Fairchild, an artist of Paducah, selected the works that are exhibited. Naturally and Artificially Flavored will be held at the Heart of Healing Gallery, from November 13th- December 11th, 2009. The opening reception will be held on November 13th, 2009 5pm- 8pm. There will be food, beverage, music, and an abundance of art, so we encourage everyone to attend and partake in this event."

Press Release for Naturally and Artificially Flavored

HeART of Healing Gallery was pleased to host both this opening and show.  Several of the artists were able to attend the event and it was a great pleasure to chat with them about their work.  Like most art that has been thought out, each had arrived at their current mediums through introspection, dedicated exploration of the materials used, and technical development. 

All of these artists have been working on their master's degrees at SIUC.  Although most of the pieces submitted are two dimensional, many were 3D and included ceramics, glass, wood, and metal.  Full bios of the students with images of their work is available on their Graduate School Gallery.

The images below are a few of the pieces currently showing at HeART of Healing Gallery.  The show will be up through December 11th, so do come visit.

Bucky by Mike Nguyen

Untitled by K. Carter

Confidential #2 by Michael Chmielewski

Mantra 001 by Adrienne Foster

UN-becoming by Tanya Gadbaw

Rule of the City by Hyun Sung Cho

The show was curated by our dear friend, Freda Fairchild, a Paducah artist.

HeART of Healing Gallery is open from 12-5PM on Fridays and Saturdays.