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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

April 2, 2017

Student juried exhibit closes DeLuce Gallery season

Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts closes its 2016-2017 season of exhibits in the Olive DeLuce Gallery with its annual Student Juried Art Exhibition.

The exhibit opens at 7 p.m. Monday, April 3, in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building with a reception and lecture featuring juror Natasha Hovey, a ceramic artist.

The exhibit features works of art created during the academic year by the University’s art students. Hovey will discuss her own work and announce recipients of Best of Show, Best 3-D, Best 2-D honors.

“As a ceramic artist, my practice and research of the human physiology are often approached simultaneously utilizing metaphorical associations and microscopic imagery that seeks to make sense of my own being at a genetic level,” Hovey said in an artist statement. “With the use of the metaphor and anatomical imagery, I remove the body from its original context, allowing a highly complex system to be stripped to its most basic elements. By translating my genetic information in this way, I am able to begin to understand the factors associated with genetic diseases, how they may be transferred and link up my ancestral makeup to possible environmental factors that may have occurred in the past.”

Hovey is an artist-in-residence and adjunct professor at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

A native of New Hampton, Iowa, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa in 2011 and her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014.

Hovey recently exhibited work at Sunday Morning at the European Work Center in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, the Glassell School of Art within the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Mana Contemporary in Chicago. She has been an artist-in-residence at Sunday Morning at the European Work Center and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. She has received the University Wide Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, the Iowa Center for the Arts Council and the University of Iowa Emerging Artist Scholarship.

Olive DeLuce Gallery is located on the first floor of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building and houses the University’s Percival DeLuce Memorial Collection. For more information or to schedule a viewing, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 660.562.1326.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468