'Characterized' Features Work Of Concord Student Artists Amy Meyer And Christina Henderson

For Immediate Release: 
Jun 24 2012

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu


ATHENS, W.Va. – Two Concord University student artists are exhibiting their work in a senior show in the Arthur Butcher Gallery July 8-27. “Characterized” features the work of Amy Meyer and Christina Henderson. An artist reception will be held Tuesday, July 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meyer, a resident of Beckley, W.Va., is majoring in advertising and graphic design. She anticipates completing her degree requirements this August.

“My work is large scale typographical layouts of poems I have written,” she said. “My work reveals me through the characters forming the words of my poems.”

“I love typography,” Meyer says in her artist statement. “For me it is the best of both worlds. I get to use words, which are a passion of mine, and design something beautiful with them. In this particular project I chose to illustrate my poems through mixing fonts to evoke the meaning and feelings behind the words.”

Also majoring in advertising and graphic design with an anticipated graduation date of August 2012, Henderson is from Princeton, W.Va.
“My senior show is exhibiting the joys and humors in life from a child’s perspective by creating comical scenes using mix media which is then photographed,” she said. “This show is going to be a pleasure for many viewers to relate to as everyday life is an adventure and inspiration, and I feel I have caught some of life’s most precious moments in these pieces.”

“Please come out and enjoy the show and see for yourself what this little ‘character’ has gotten himself into this time,” she said.
The Arthur Butcher Gallery is located in Concord University’s Alexander Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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