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April 5, 2013 - Bonnie Winstead, a senior at Shorter University, will present her senior research exhibition titled “The Soul of Me” from April 8 to 12. Hosted by Shorter’s Visual Arts Department, the exhibit will be in Shorter’s Arnold Art Gallery.
An opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, April 8, and is open to the public at no charge. The reception will feature refreshments and live bluegrass music.
Winstead will graduate from Shorter in May, having earned both a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with a focus on painting. Her exhibit partially fulfills graduation requirements for her BFA and will focus on the relationship between literature and art.
Her artist statement details the motivation behind her painting. It reads, “I began making art for the same reason most creative people do – to manifest their imaginations in a physical way. My imagination grew out of an insatiable love for books and reading. Art served as a way to illustrate the mental visual image I held of the story. Eventually, I began drawing for drawing’s sake, and a love for recreating beauty through art was born.
“I began thinking more closely about this relationship between art and literature in my life during the last couple of years. Literature provides the questions and defines the self accordingly, and art provides a way to outwardly express that definition. I attempt to show the importance of literature in my life through my artwork.”
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its list of best value and best Southeastern Colleges. Shorter University is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Shorter offers traditional bachelor’s degree program in 48 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and four master’s programs. Shorter is online at www.shorter.edu.
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