Mixed Media Exhibition To Run Through September 2

MONTICELLO, AR — An exhibition of mixed media drawings on paper by Rachel Trusty entitled “Loud White Space” may be viewed in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello through September 29.

            The exhibition is free and open to the public. An artist’s talk will be held September 29 at 1 p.m. in the Design Lab of the Visual and Performing Arts Building.

            According to Tom Richard, UAM professor of art, the "Loud White Space" series is “a collection of mixed-media drawings which explore using negative space to surround isolated figures or structures. The drawings are acrylic paint on a page from a magazine. The paint has been placed to emphasis one part of a larger image. Graphite and acrylic are then layered or drawn on to imply a larger space for the figures and objects to interact with. This series was began in 2011 and is ongoing.”

            Rachel Trusty received her master of fine arts in studio art from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in 2011 and her B.A. in art education from the University of Central Arkansas in 2006. Trusty’s artwork has been exhibited in venues such as the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock, the Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y., Arkansas River Valley Arts Center in Russellville, the Cox Center in Little Rock and South Arkansas Arts Center in El Dorado. She is currently the Gallery Coordinator of the Argenta Branch Library in North Little Rock.

            For more information about the exhibition, contact the School of Arts and Humanities at (870) 460-1078.

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