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Doing What She Loves

August 28, 2013

For senior Ashley Green, choosing a college major was easy. "I decided to major in art because I've always loved to draw, take pictures and look at art," Green said. "I don't think I would be happy in a career without it." Green will be holding her Senior Art Show, a collection of work from her years at Averett, beginning August 29 and running through September 25 in Jut's Café. The show is free and open to the public.

"When people come to my show they will see a big random show," Green said. "I don't like themed exhibits; and I'm glad that I have a lot of different mediums and ideas in my show." For the most part, Green works with clay, but she will also be displaying work in other mediums.

"The most challenging medium has definitely been wire. I have a large aluminum wire piece with lights in the show, and it was very difficult to manipulate the wire."

Her favorite piece of work in the show is a Styrofoam cat and bird sculpture. The cat and bird are playing in the grass, which she cut out piece by piece and painted - "it took forever but it was worth it. It will look great in a classroom."

Once she graduates, Green plans to find a job teaching art. "I would really like to find a job working with little kids. Children are so excited for art, and it's a lot of fun to teach them."

For more information about the show, please call 434-791-5620.