March 20, 2019
The Glass Gallery in the Moore Fine Arts Building lobby currently has two exhibits on view simultaneously.
Katherine Maloney, an artist in residence here at MHU, is showing some beautifully made vessels that incorporate animal figures, such as bears, wolves, and birds. The animal shapes combined with pottery vessels honor the animals while also recognizing the human interaction with the natural world. Katherine has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Guilford College and has studied in southwest China. She exhibits in fine art shows across the North Carolina and Virginia area.
On the wall are seven artworks created during a year-long group art therapy program by individuals incarcerated in prisons within western North Carolina. At first glance, these artworks may seem crude compared to what is commonly seen in galleries. The works, however, have tremendous power. They reveal deep feelings of love, loss, regret, and strength that are not typically associated with prisoners. The exhibition was curated by Erika Berger, an art therapist. She will speak at Mars Hill University on Tuesday, April 30, from 9:30-10:45 a.m., in Day Hall 204, and the conversation is open to the entire campus community.