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OCTC presenting ‘West Meets East’ art exhibit through late March

February 12, 2021 | 12:06 am

Updated February 11, 2021 | 9:59 pm

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An art exhibit titled “West Meets East” features a combination of local artists along with thoe representing time spent on the West coast in the Oregon area. It is the first community exhibit for David Wilson, Visual Arts program coordinator at Owensboro Community & Technical College.

The “West Meets East” exhibit is on display in the Dayman Gallery on the main campus of OCTC and will run through March 22.

Wilson serves as the Associate in Fine Arts-Visual Art instructor, the program coordinator, and the director of OCTC’s Dayman Gallery. Wilson started at OCTC in August 2020, and is new to the region.

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He wanted to exemplify this life change through the exhibit.

“Starting a new chapter in life is difficult both personally and creatively (especially during a pandemic),” Wilson said. “That journey affects established friendships, and builds new friendships. As I acquaint myself with Owensboro’s creative community, I feel it is important to introduce myself, and my former community, to build a strong, new creative community.”

Artists representing the “west” reflect Wilson’s collaborations and are affiliated with the Pacific Northwest. They include: Jonathan Bucci, Tom Cramer, Aron Michael Johnston, James Kirk, John Oberdorf, Susan Trueblood Stuart, and Tracy Templeton.

The “east” artists featured in the exhibit include Wilson along with OCTC faculty Lou O’Leary and John Schartung.

The Dayman Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Learning Resource Center on OCTC’s main campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Healthy check-ins, masks and physical distancing are required on all OCTC campuses.

February 12, 2021 | 12:06 am

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