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Who: Art Department (Painting and Drawing Students) and Missouri Western Library
What: Collaboration between the Art Department and Missouri Western Library. Students attended the workshops on “Sorting Through Facts and Fiction” and “Visual Literacy” to learn about
When: Wed 12/04/2019 3-5pm, Opening Reception. The exhibit will be up for viewing until February 2020
Where: Hearnes Center, first floor

Students in the Painting and Beginning Drawing II courses created artwork based on the theme “IRL”, considering the line between facts and fiction, as it is relevant to our society right now. Students attended workshops at the library on topics such as “Sorting through Facts and Fiction” and “Visual Literacy”, taught by Angie Brunk during the semester. Back in the studio, students considered and questioned their perception of what is real and what is fake, and created in response to that investigation. Through the use of visual imageries, students learned about visual context, how does images alter or reinforce facts or one’s belief, how does information/image influence and/or manipulate their perception of the narrative. Students made drawings and painting to tell a story by playing with color harmony, selectively composed and frame the images, and blurring the lines of facts and fictions.

Students participating in this exhibition include:
Painting Students: Abbi Brown, Allison Brown, Lidnsey Davis, Sammy Duong, Jonathan Greene, Austin Holmes, Adam Le, Molly Nashan, Chloe Oyler, Skyler Peter, Grant Poage, James Simon, Calvin Tabor, Matti Thomas, Madison McKinley, Alexis Carr, Joseph Christian Banez, Shelley Black, and Grace Thomas.
Drawing Students: Ifeanyi Achobandu, Sarah Brown, Betty Brown, Jarod Dye, Lesley Felix, Jordan Galietti, Liv Greer, Jaci Guthrie, Sydnie Ingram, Kaylee Johnson, Elaina Jones, Isaiah Kaufman, Josie Pritchett, Gabriel Relaford, Jamaisa Simpson, Abigail Stokes, Skyler Swords, and Emily Walkup

Special Thanks to Sally Gipson, Library Director, for your support for making this collaboration happen.

Please join us for the Opening Reception at the Hearnes Center on Wednesday Dec 4th from 3-5pm. Take a break from studying and come enjoy some refreshments and see some art on this last week of classes!