Cameron University will showcase the work of senior art major Kristi Smith with a special exhibition in the Sciences Complex. Smith will present a gallery talk at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, to introduce the exhibition. The exhibition will be on display through October.
"Kristi spends her time creating art every day,” says Katherine Liontas-Warren, professor of art. “She lives and breathes art! Her paintings are intellectually and creatively stimulating; her concepts are bold, honest, and daring. The faculty congratulates her passion and have great admiration for her mature thought."
Smith’s paintings consist of watercolors and oil paintings and are typically done on sanded cradled wood panels.
"Painting the female figure offers me such a creative outlet for not only my personal enjoyment but also to show how powerful women can be,” Smith says. "Watercolor painting has greatly improved my ability to abstract the human form. It allows me to be loose and free with my mark making and brushstrokes, and it has become one of my favorite painting mediums!"
Smith, a native of Lawton, will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with a concentration in painting. She plans to continue her education as a graduate student.
October 2, 2017