Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Marietta College has Alumna's Work Displayed

It seems only fitting that the second ever exhibition in Marietta College's Gallery 310 would be that of one of their alumna. Jamie Powell graduated in 2001 and is returning to her campus as a professional artist displaying her work. The exhibit is entitled "Making Flippy Floppy" and is a combination of painting and cutting the canvas to create negative space.

“As a child of the ’80s, I reveled in the highly saturate cartoons and sugary cereals of Saturday mornings,” Powell said. “These memories of intense color, fractured narrative, and bouts of hyper-activity have shaped my work.”

The exhibit will open and be having a reception from 5-7pm Friday, October 11 and is free to the public, according to Jolene Powell, who is a professor of art there as well as sister to the artist. The free exhibition will remain on display until Dec. 6. Gallery hours are 1-3 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and 3-5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

After graduating from Marietta, Powell went on to earn a post baccalaureate diploma from Brandeis University and a Master of Fine Arts and the Paul Robeson Emerging Artist Award from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2006. She currently resides in New York teaching at the Pratt Art Institute and Studio in a School Foundation.

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