Senior Art Exhibitions Featuring Work Of Concord University Students

For Immediate Release: 
Nov 16 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         





ATHENS, W.Va. – Six Concord University students are presenting their work in senior exhibitions in the Alexander Fine Arts Center on the Athens campus Nov. 16 through Dec. 12.

Artist receptions are being held Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. The general public is invited to attend at no charge. Refreshments will be available.

“Render” by Kylene Babski will be on exhibit in the Memorial Lounge Gallery on the second floor of the Fine Arts Center.

Babski’s solo show features a series of mixed media drawings (markers and colored pencils) on paper. They are small in format, ranging from 4" x 4" to 6" x 6". The content of the pieces ranges widely, from glass bottles, to letterpress blocks, to toy cars.

“Rather than having a set idea of what I wanted the series to look like, I’ve allowed my environment to dictate the content and composition, gathering reference materials via photography,” Babski said. “I lean towards realism, so each piece presents a challenge to really capture the likeness, colors, and textures in the image, given my materials and the small size.

“With the large variety of subject matter, I find that there’s usually a little something for everyone to relate to. My goal is to transform what might be considered mundane into something worth taking another look at,” she said.

Originally from Orange County, Calif., Babski currently resides in Lindside. To see examples of her work, go to her online portfolio page at  and click on the “marker and colored pencil” section.

A joint show in the Arthur Butcher Gallery in the Fine Arts Center will feature the work of Concord students Della Allen, “Weighed Down”; Andrew Gondor, “Downside UP!”; Emilee McNeal, “The Beauty of Destruction”; Jacob Smutko, “Face Value”; and Darrick Williams, “Day II Day”.

For information on hours for both exhibits contact James Biggs, gallery director, at 304-384-5351.

One Image Shown Below


Marker & colored pencil on marker paper. 6" x 6"

by Kylene Babski




Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.