USI – McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries to host two exhibitions, -RHIZA and the 2021 Senior Seminar Exhibition

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The McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries is excited to present two exhibitions to complete the Fall Semester, -RHIZA, an installation of experimental works by alumna Katherine Watts, and the 2021 Senior Seminar Exhibition.

Katherine Watts ’07 is an alumna of USI who recently received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Louisville. -RHIZA, a collection of artworks that focuses on an immersive experience of local ecology as well as the dichotomous relationship of humanity and nature, is presented through the eyes of the artist, eco-philosophy, eco-feminism, mycology and metaphor.

At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 21, Watts will give an artist talk about her work and the exhibition. The lecture will be held in the USI Performance Center, adjacent to University Center East.

2021 Senior Seminar Exhibition

The 2021 Senior Seminar Exhibition features the creative work of 10 studio art, graphic design, interactive media and illustration students. The senior art and design seminars are capstone courses for Art and Art Education majors and combine discussion of current aesthetics issues in the visual arts with practical knowledge in career or graduate school preparation. The capstone courses are also an evaluation of the student artistic growth and potential. This group exhibit is the culmination of these courses and a high point in the art majors’ careers at USI.

Participants in the show include senior students Laisha Diaz De Leon, Kassiti Fink, Jade Hatcher, Ally Hinton, Mitchell Marcrum, Jerrith Morrison, Kelsey Parker, Faith Spahr-Munoz, Elizabeth Vanada and Joely Will.

The exhibition will be displayed from October 18 through December 10. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries is located in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center. For more details, visit the gallery website.

Face coverings are required while in the gallery and all campus buildings. Physical distancing of three feet or more is also expected at all times. If you plan to bring a group of 10 or more people to the exhibition, consider contacting the gallery in advance.