Prichard Art Gallery Exhibit to Display Artwork From U of I MFA Students
April 12, 2021
MOSCOW, Idaho — April 12, 2021 — The Prichard Art Gallery is featuring work from University of Idaho Master of Fine Arts candidates in the exhibit “Intervention.” A closing reception will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 21.
“Intervention,” on display through Sunday, May 23, includes work from two graduating master’s students — Katrina Fekkes and Kelsey Grafton — from the College of Art and Architecture. Students’ mediums include video, ceramics and multimedia sculptures.
Fekkes, who grew up outside of Spokane, Washington, creates autobiographical works in a wide range of media to create open narratives about struggles and triumphs found within ordinary life. She carves out relationship with her past through her work and discovers new grounds to build a sense of security — no matter how precarious.
Grafton, formerly exhibit coordinator at Lewis-Clark State College’s Center for Arts and History, is a Lewis-Clark Valley native. Her work weaves together ceramic, found objects and performance into allegories reflecting our interconnected relationship with natural resources. Trees and waters are personified to lend a kindred voice, in hopes that we might see ourselves tied to their fate.
“The relationships between themes and materials in both artists’ works speak to their personal experiences as well as their shared educational experience,” said Sonja Foard, manager of the Prichard Art Gallery. “The MFA Thesis Exhibition is an exciting event as it is the cumulation of years of study and likewise the mark of a new beginning.”
The Prichard Art Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The Prichard is an outreach facility of the College of Art and Architecture and is at 414 S. Main St. on the corner of Fifth and Main streets in downtown Moscow. Admission is free. Additional information about the exhibit is available at prichardart.org.
Manager, Prichard Art Gallery
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