Rachal Berry, a senior fine art and graphic design student at Park University, will present an exhibit of her art as part of an Honors Academy thesis project, Thursday, June 8, through Friday, July 28, in the Campanella Gallery on the University’s Parkville Campus. A reception for Berry will be held Friday, June 9, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Gallery.
Berry, from Rushville, Mo. (attended DeKalb [Mo.] High School), said that her exhibit, “Cringe,” is a body of artwork created using the medium of glass. “Glass is a material that takes on many qualities. It is beautiful, glittering with the many different colors of the rainbow. Glass is also extremely fragile, breaking at the slightest bump. However, glass can also be very dangerous, cutting through a human’s skin and causing extreme pain. This body of work was created to highlight each of these qualities of glass in a unique and different way.”
Admission to the Campanella Gallery, located within the University’s Norrington Center on the Parkville Campus, is free. The building and Gallery’s hours are as follows (summer schedule): Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m. The building is closed on Saturdays, as well as July 2 and July 4.
For more information on the exhibit, contact Andrea Lee, Ph.D., director of the Campanella Gallery and assistant professor of art, design and interdisciplinary studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.