“Material Communion” at KWU
The art gallery here on campus is currently hosting Material Communion, an exhibit by Grace Peterson. Peterson is no stranger to Salina. She is the Visual Arts Coordinator for Salina Arts & Humanities.
Peterson went to the University of Kansas and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpting along with an applied arts degree from Johnson County Community College.
Peterson assists with local artists in Salina, runs the Community Art and Design Program, and oversees the art shows at the Smoky Hill River Festival.
In this exhibit, Peterson’s work displays an exceptional use of earth tones and elements such as
wood-fired stoneware and charcoal, through a variety of different mediums. As Peterson herself stated, “This exhibit features work created in the past several years. Although the mediums, images, and processes are different on nearly every piece they all contain symbols and patterns that I have developed over decades to allow me to communicate the stories of my life and who I am. They are existential artifacts that when presented together become a visual diary that continues to evolve with me.”
If you haven’t had a chance to stop by and take a look at this wonderful exhibit, don’t worry, there is still time! The exhibit will be on full display until December 14th. Furthermore, the first Friday reception is on December 2nd from 5-7 PM.