Gallery director showcases own artwork
After curating more than 100 major exhibitions as gallery director during her 23 years at KSU‚ Roberta Griffin is showcasing her own artwork to the community before retiring in August.
(Jun 16, 2006) — After curating more than 100 major exhibitions as gallery director during her 23 years
at KSU‚ Roberta Griffin is showcasing her own artwork to the community before retiring
“Transmutations: The Art of Roberta Griffin” opened in the Sturgis Library Gallery on June 7 and continues through July 26.
The 30−year retrospective of paintings‚ drawings and prints traces changes in Griffin’s style and vision within her work. According to Griffin‚ there are two underlying themes in her art: the rhythm of the universe and the cycle of life.
“The etchings are more specific evocations of ideas and feelings about the cyclical rhythms of nature and use personal symbols‚ including woman‚ the nautilus‚ the moon and fossil shells‚” she explained.
To accompany the exhibit‚ Griffin presented a gallery talk where she read selections of her poetry relating to her art. These poems‚ she said‚ helped her create the works featured in the show and are reflections of her family and other artists who have influenced her.
Although she is retiring‚ Griffin said she will continue to promote the arts throughout the Kennesaw community by teaching courses as professor emeritus‚ as well as serving as a board member of Friends of the Visual Arts.
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