Park University Seniors to Exhibit Artwork in Campanella Gallery

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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The artwork of three Park University seniors will be on display at the Campanella Gallery on the University’s Parkville Campus from Monday, Dec. 1, to Tuesday, Jan. 6. A reception will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the Gallery.

Students exhibiting their work are: Andrew McEachron, a secondary education/K-12 art major from Kansas City, Mo. (attended St. Pius X High School), Brooke Sherrill, a secondary education/K-12 art major from St. Joseph, Mo. (attended Central High School); and Kristy Sumpter, a fine art major from Atchison, Kan. (attended Atchison High School).

Andrew McEachron artMcEachron said his exhibition of small scaled drawings, “Conversations in Graphite” (left), is a collection of observational graphite drawings that capture intimate moments of engagement and conversation between people in a variety of public settings.Brooke Sherrill art

Sherrill’s display of digital art compositions, titled “Look to See” (right), are a game of the visual for the viewer, and the artist, to find the many variations within an image.

Kristy Sumpter artSumpter’s black and white photographic exhibit, “Blooming Explorations” (left), includes unfolding shapes of flowering petals that reach across and create a rhythmic arrangement against a dark background.

The Campanella Gallery is located inside the University’s McAfee Memorial Library, within Park’s Mabee Learning Center/Academic Underground. Admission is free. Through Friday, Dec. 12, the Gallery will be 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. Winter break hours will be observed beginning Saturday, Dec. 13, for the remainder of the exhibit, with the Gallery closed on weekends and open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Gallery will be also closed Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 24-25, for Christmas, and Thursday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day.

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