MURRAY  The Murray Condition College Galleries and the Division of Art & Layout are happy to announce SURVIVAL, an exhibit sponsored by the Corporation of Murray Artwork Pupils (OMAS). OMAS organizes and curates an once-a-year juried present for pupils at Murray Condition who are actively engaged in the procedure of earning visual art. This year’s juror is visual artist and poet John Brooks from Louisville. Prizes of $500, $250 and $125 will be awarded for initial, next and 3rd-position successful artworks. 

SURVIVAL exhibit dates are March 11-24 in the Clara M. Eagle Most important Gallery. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Social distancing and masks are required to enter the gallery areas and delight in students’ works.  

A digital reception took spot at 5 p.m. Friday, March 12, by way of Zoom at https://murraystate.zoom.us/j/86838470473 as effectively as on the department of artwork & design Instagram account (@murraystateart) or the OMAS Instagram account (@omas_msu).

Brooks’ do the job explores themes of id, memory, demise and position while looking at issues of contemplation, the expression of emotion, the transformative ability and the emotional resonance of certain encounters and what Max Beckmann describes as “the deepest emotion about the thriller of being”. A indigenous of central Kentucky, Brooks analyzed political science and English literature at the College or university of Charleston, South Carolina, with continuing education in artwork at Central St. Martins and the Hampstead College of Art in London, England. His get the job done has been exhibited in the United States and Europe and is held in the assortment of 21C Museum Lodges and several private collections. In 2017, Brooks launched Quappi Initiatives, a Louisville-primarily based up to date artwork gallery concentrating on exhibiting perform reflecting the zeitgeist. 

For extra information and facts, get hold of the Murray State University galleries at [email protected]