Growing up in Fairhope, Ala. – a very "artsy" area – senior Kathleen Moore was exposed to a lot of artists and their different styles. She started taking art classes at a young age, using different mediums, and she admits she "got hooked." Moore will hold her Senior Art Show Oct. 3-Nov. 15 in the University's Mary B. Blount Library, which is located on West Main Street. The art show is free and open to the public.
"The mediums I work with the most are pencil and pens because I'm able to erase my mistakes," Moore said. "I love the way pencil and pen drawings look after they are finished. They seem to have cleaner lines."
The work on display in her show includes painting, drypoint prints, pottery and a pen drawing. According to Moore, drypoint is a printmaking technique where the images are etched into a plate using a sharp metal instrument then ink paste is applied to the plate and paper is pressed onto the ink plate. While she loves all of her work in the show, her "Sherlock" painting is her favorite.
"I wasn't very fond of painting in acrylic on canvas. I hadn't used that medium in a long time. 'Sherlock' is my first portrait painting. I am very thrilled, and proud, of the finished piece."
"I chose to be an art major in the blink of an eye. I have always loved art – it is my life. I love to draw pictures, visit art museums and learn art history."
Like all art majors at Averett, Kathleen has learned to work with a variety of different mediums. The most challenging one she has had to face is pottery. "Pottery is very difficult because of my hands," Moore explained. "I was born without thumbs and have short arms. But it's great for me to experience with different mediums because I do like challenges."
Once she graduates, Moore would like to return to Averett to pursue her teaching certification. "I want to be an art teacher for younger children; I have always loved being around children."
Moore's drypoint prints are on sale, or range in price from $30-$50. For more information about her show, call 434-791-5620.
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