Park University Seniors to Display Art Work in Campanella Gallery

Monday, April 14, 2014

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April 14, 2014 — The art work of three Park University seniors will be on display at the Campanella Gallery on the University’s Parkville Campus from Sunday, April 27, to Friday, May 9. A reception will be held on Wednesday, April 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the Gallery. Students featured include Elisha Bailey, a fine art major from Kansas City, Mo., Rachel Correll, a fine art and English writing double major from Liberty, Mo. (attended Liberty High School); and Katie Heidtbrink, a fine art major from Weston, Mo. (attended West Platte High School).

Senior Exhibit - BaileyBailey said her exhibition of color photography, “The Loudest Silence,” represents her fascination in capturing fleeting moments where light is still apparent, but about to disappear. “I try to capture the allusive light that unites the tangle of trees or vines in fragments of time in my landscape compositions,” she said. (photo at left)

Senior Exhibit - CorrellThe second piece on display is titled, “The Unturned Pages,” by Correll. “Photographing soaked, burned, cut up, folded and ripped apart books in close-up black and white images emphasizes texture and the movement the lines create,” she said. According to Correll, the books do not represent the contents of the individual texts, rather it suggests the impact books are able to do for readers. (photo at right)

Senior Exhibit - HeidtbrinkHeidtbrink’s black and white photographs entitled, “Found,” are organized by shape to create rhythm and emphasis on the subject. “The photographs are intimate, bringing the subject and the viewer physically close together,” she said. (photo at left)

The Campanella Gallery is located inside the University’s McAfee Memorial Library, within Park’s Mabee Learning Center/Academic Underground. Admission is free. The Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 4 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

For more information about the student exhibit, contact Matthew LaRose, director of the Campanella Gallery and chair of Park’s Department of Art and Design, at or (816) 584-6457.