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Katherine Cox: Longing, Dreaming

PRESS RELEASE

The Art Store is pleased to present Longing, Dreaming, a solo exhibition of new graphite drawings by artist, Katherine Cox. A preview of Longing, Dreaming will be available to the public during Charleston’s ArtWalk Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The exhibition will officially open on the following Saturday, September 17, 2016, with a reception honoring the artist from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., featuring an artist talk from Cox at 6:30 p.m.

Cox received her Masters of Arts in Teaching with a studio concentration in 1999 and Bachelors of Fine Art in Printmaking in 1996, both degrees from Jacksonville University, and completed additional studies at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design and the Art Institute of Boston.  Katherine is an artist, teacher and currently is the Director of Education at the Huntington Museum of Art. She most recently completed an artist residency last September with the Ragdale Foundation in Illinois. Cox described her program experience extraordinary and was able to totally immerse herself unreservedly in her work.

The body of work that Cox has so diligently been working on over the course of two years in her Ohio studio has an overall concept of longing and dreaming.

“This series of drawings started out addressing the idea of longing, wanting something else, something different, wanting what we don’t have. The desire for what we don’t have can be so intense we are willing to risk hazardous travels in attempt to get it,” Cox said.

Cox created a raft which symbolized this idea of traveling to a distant place. Then she started drawing the raft image and incorporated water, skies and clouds into her drawings. She says the only constant that sustained her during these ideas of travel was placing her pencil to paper.

Cox’s artwork has been included in numerous public and private collections as well as solo and group exhibitions, some of which include the Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, Marshall University Visual Arts Center and Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV and the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery at the University of North Carolina, Asheville.

The exhibition continues through October 11, 2016 at The Art Store, located in the Downtown District of Charleston at 233 Hale Street. Hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and anytime by appointment. For further information please call 304-345-1038 or visit the Katherine Cox: Longing, Dreaming exhibition online at www.theartstorewv.com.

Katherine Cox: Longing, Dreaming

Sep 17 – Oct 13, 2016