Athens, W.Va. – Mr. Kevin Bennington, instructor in art at Concord University, will be hosting an art show in the Arthur Butcher Gallery of the Alexander Fine Arts Center Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10, noon to 4 p.m. A reception will be held Wednesday, July 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The public is invited.
The show, entitled “Time4Influence; An Exhibition of Communication and Influence through Awareness-based Design Mediums,” is presented as partial fulfillment for the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in graphic design from the Art Institute of Miami International University Online.
Mr. Bennington said, “For years, rules and standards of print and electronic mediums have been a foundation for good reason but at the same time, limit the chance and process of creative thought. I define creative design as design that breaks the bounds of the norm to better understand the underpinnings of complex ideas and how those complex ideas affect influence within societal change.”
Mr. Bennington invites guests to log on to: http://www.time4influence.com/, a web site established as part of his coursework.
PHOTO: Sculpture by Mr. Bennington entitled “Cry Me a River.” He says: “River pollution is one that flows through the vascular system of the world. The ill treatments from runoff, dumping, and collected trash have dreadful impacts on these environments, but each person has a responsibility like any other to maintain and preserve our sources of life. I hope to uncover the truth and bring awareness to the increasing pollution problem, overwhelming our rivers and streams. The top portion of this sculpture is a semicircle curve with applied graphical montages to represent the good of nature (top-side curve), and effects of pollution (under-side curve). Underneath the graphical curve the triangular base surface is covered with river rock, which displays the setting of a clean water source. The debris/trash on the inside of the triangular base are representative objects from local river systems. I used flat black areas on the triangle to give the work stability and separation from the issues. This combination of materials along with the graphical montages create a reality of the growing problem and in hopes of connecting and or influencing the viewer.”