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May First Thursday at Cornerstone
May 4, 2016 - May 31, 2016
Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts for First Thursday on May 5 for an opening reception and art show featuring the work of Lauren King. The show titled “11,520 Hours of Difference” is Lauren’s senior thesis exhibition which brings to life the abstract idea of finding one’s identity. Born an identical twin, Lauren had to balance trying to find an individual identity while still embracing her connection to her sister. King is interested in the cyclical manner genetics and interaction we have with our environments build upon and influence one another to produce unique individuals. She believes that our biology, the traits and tendencies we were born with, interact with experiences that we have to build our personalities.
For this body of work, she combined patterns found in human cells and within the environment to create complex intriguing compositions. King relied mainly on watercolors to create the majority of the collection. The opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Cornerstone Art Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts. The show will be on display and open to the public throughout the month of May.
Born, raised, and currently residing in Yorktown, Indiana, Lauren was exposed to the arts at Ball State University at a young age. Her passion for art began in fourth grade during a Saturday Children’s Art Class field trip the David Owsley Museum of Art on Ball State University’s campus. This love for art and the university campus lead Lauren to pursue a degree in art therapy at Ball State. While attending Ball State, Lauren has been a part of two immersive learning projects through the David Owsley Museum of Art: Synergizing Music and Art and the Infinite Museum, both aimed to make the museum’s collection more accessible for the diverse group of museum visitors. Beginning in the fall semester 2016, Lauren will begin her graduate studies at IUPUI in the art therapy program.
For more information about this show or the Cornerstone Art Gallery call Cornerstone’s Department of Education and Communication at 765-281-9503, ext. 23.