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Transylvania senior thesis exhibition opens Friday

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University’s senior thesis exhibition, In Case You Missed It (or #ICYMI), will open Friday with a reception and art talks.

The Morlan Gallery exhibition will feature works in a variety of media, from tennis balls to textiles. A catered reception will be from 6-7 p.m., followed by 15-minute talks by the artists about their work. The show, reception and talks are free and open to the public.

Featured artists

  • Carrie Billet, from Harlan, Ky., is a studio art major who works in textile, video and paint to create a narrative about the relationship between place and self.
  • Henry Kramer, of Cincinnati, is a studio art major working in the traditional media of paint and the not-so-traditional media of tennis balls to investigate his personal life and what he describes as “important things in my way.”
  • Hannah Logsdon, from Georgetown, Ky., is majoring in studio art and history. Her work is primarily ceramic, but she includes drawing, painting and metal work in her thesis exhibition. Logsdon, who explores the human form and artwork as a living being, said: “I like the physicality of artmaking; there is a tangible partnership the artist has with the work, both in the manipulation of material and the relationship to the subject.”
  • Theodora Salazar, originally from Chicago, is a self-designed social practice art major. She has created a series of mixed media pieces exploring social and community responsibility and self reflection.

The Morlan Gallery, which is in Transylvania’s Mitchell Fine Arts Center, is open weekdays noon to 5 p.m. Free, nearby parking is available.