September Exhibition: Polly Alice, Flame of Hope - Artist Talk, Freedom to be Creative
New and worn scraps of fabric, burlap jute, papers and threads make up the artist’s mixed media artwork. Polly seeks to demonstrate the beauty of imperfection and echo the process of our everyday journey to piece a life together that is beautiful. To her, these paintings say, “let go of the past and hold fast to hope.”
Polly Alice received her BFA in studio art from Messiah University and her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Hamline University. As an author, artist, writer and speaker she is a multipotentialite. Polly won the 2014 Ernest Hartmann award from the International Association for the Study of Dreams from Berkley, California, for her research on self-awareness for writers and artists through dreamwork. Her meditative symbolist art has been published in U.S. newspapers and magazines and is showing internationally.
Join us at 7p.m. in the Mabee Learning Commons for this event. Polly’s exhibition of mixed media artwork, entitled Flame of Hope, will be displayed in the Mabee Learning Commons rotating art gallery during the entire month of September.
Presented by MNU in collaboration with the Olathe Public Library. Supported by Humanities Kansas. Funding for this program is provided by Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit cultural organization that connects communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life.
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