First Art Show of the Year: Ruth Mirtz
Kansas Wesleyan University held their first art exhibition of the school year on Friday, September 10th. We usually hold up to six art exhibits each year. “The exhibits give the students a chance to experience something different from the rest of campus,” said Lori Wright, the Associate Professor of Art.
The exhibit is a collection of mixed media artwork done entirely by Ruth Mirtz. Her work will be displayed until September 28th.
A total of eighty people showed up to the reception on Friday. At the reception, Ruth talked about each piece and why she did it, what was important about it, and what it meant to her.
Two of my favorite pieces in the gallery are The Habit of Stones and Pupa. Almost every piece in the Habit of the Stone collection actually has a stone in it. Pupa, in my opinion, gives off a connection between people and butterflies, as if we grow and change just like a caterpillar to a butterfly. Other pieces included in the gallery are Banned and Column.
Since this is the first art exhibit of the year, you can definitely expect more. All you have to do is show up and look at the art. It is a great opportunity to get people in the community and on campus together to appreciate art.
For information on future KWU art shows, click here