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KCAD Gallery 602 Presents: Work by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

September 23, 2019 2:07 pm –October 29, 2019 12:00 am
Location: Gallery 602 (17 Fountain St. NW building)
Abstract painting

Gallery 602 is currently featuring KCAD alumna Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins ('07, MFA) and a series of her paintings. Hawkins’ work focuses on how the individual, be it the artist or viewer, searches for a sense of self and centeredness through artistic expressiveness. On a personal level, she uses her work as a meditative ritual whereas both the inner subconscious and conscious emotions are paired with reactions to the outside world and find a place on the canvas.

In her more abstracted work, the idea of translating the mental consciousness and physical experience of the artist is especially evident and exemplifies how Hawkins creates art that reflects herself at a certain moment and time. Her search for self and centeredness extends beyond her work though, and as an educator, Hawkins promotes the innate creative talents of her students. She guides her students towards reaching a place where they can tap into their unconscious creativity and find nonconventional ways of expressing their ideas and art.

For a chance to meet Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins and learn more about her process and her work, join us for the gallery reception on October 7th, 4 pm – 6 pm (refreshments provided). The exhibition is open to the public until October 28th, 2019.

See more of Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins' work at elizabethivy.com

Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations to participate should contact the KCAD President's Office at 616.451.2787 x1150 at least 72 hours in advance.