Park University’s Campanella Gallery Hosting Matt Krawcheck Exhibit

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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Matthew Crawcheck ImagePark University’s Campanella Gallery is hosting an exhibit of drawings and paintings by artist Matt Krawcheck through Friday, Sept. 9.

Krawcheck’s exhibit, “A Retro(per)spective,” uses multiple “vanishing points” to launch visitors into the outer reaches of panoramic space. Ever since he learned about perspective from his middle school art teacher, Krawcheck has dreamed of one day visiting the vanishing point. According to Krawcheck, this ancient art medium, despite its historically finite reach, can provide critical insights into how people, events and ideas connect with one another over time.

Krawcheck, an adjunct instructor of studio art at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute.

A reception for Krawcheck will be held on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 2-4 p.m. in the Gallery, followed by a lecture by the artist at 4:30 p.m.

The Campanella Gallery is located within the McAfee Memorial Library inside the University’s Norrington Center. Admission is free. Through Sunday, Aug. 14, the Gallery is open during the building’s summer hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m. Beginning Monday, Aug. 15, the Gallery will be open during the building’s regular hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 4 to 9:30 p.m. The building will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5, for Labor Day.

For more information on the exhibit, contact Andrea Lee, director of the Campanella Gallery and assistant professor of art, design and interdisciplinary studies, at alee@park.edu or (816) 584-6457.