Kappa Pi Art Exhibit Opens

November 13, 2018 Grace Mitchell, Staff Writer; Linda Fawcett, Professor of Art

From Nov. 12-20, 2018, the Ira M. Taylor Gallery will display works by the members of the Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society. The show will include a variety of works that will include drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, and sculpture. The reception will be Nov. 15, 2018. Regular gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment (call 671-2223 during gallery hours).

Works are by HSU students Kyrah Bailey, Jaree Bell, Darby Biddy, Porfirio Bustillos, Audra Campbell, Kinji Carr, Micah Davis, Timothy Deaner, Savannah Dorris, Halle Gatson, Kamron Gopffarth, Baley Green, Cecilia Lopez, Breyanna Manning, Jose Muniz, Aubrie Northcut, Jaime Pierson, David Reynaud, Frankie Scarbrough, Ryan Stewart, Hallie Strommer, Leandria Thurman, Emilio Tolentino and Claudia Vaughan.

The members of Kappa Pi would like to dedicate this show to the professors of the art department who have come alongside their students in a nurturing and encouraging manner. Professors Linda Fawcett, Mike Jones, Steve Neves, Caleb Dulock, Calvin Brown, and Katherine Trotter have all deeply influenced and guided their students. A profound sense of gratitude is extended to the art professors and all that they have sacrificed and done for their students to be successful in their studies.

“Hanging on by a Thread” by Timothy Deaner

Master of Science in Information Systems student, Timothy Deaner, explained the inspiration for his photographs.

“I enjoy taking photos of nature and simple objects. I enjoy photographing nature’s beauty and finding ways to show off simple objects in our lives that we use every day but take for granted. Something as simple as a Venetian blind is something we use every day without thinking about it, but it has its purpose… right down to every slat of wood and length of string.”

Painting/Drawing major Jaree Bell says that she sees painting as a way of life.

“To use colors or not colors. To reflect the Giver of life with every stroke of medium. Thriving on what is there but may not be clearly seen. In other words—hope. A calling to not only share hope but to live hope.”

“Forrest” by Kamron Gopffarth

Biology major Kamron Gopffarth described his painting of a tree grove in Abilene.

“Though it only represents a small area of the city, I painted it to bring attention to the lesser known beautiful parts of Abilene. ”

For more information about the exhibit or gallery, contact Linda Fawcett at 325-670-1249.