The Grass is Blue- Works by Laura Mongiovi

Event starts: Wed, 11/13/2019 - 8:00am

The Grass Is Blue

Works by Laura Mongiovi

Wilson Gallery

November 13-December 21

Opening Reception & Artist Talk Thurs. Nov. 14, 5-7 PM

The Grass Is Blue highlights multiple Kentucky histories. The overall concept is in response to stories evolving around the enslaved and native peoples, as well as from the specific geography and commerce surrounding them. These topics generate a discourse rooted in diversity and place. My intent is to raise awareness of past events, to reflect upon the span of humanity and culture within the region, and to generate current feelings of empathy and community. Consequently, I utilize various materials and processes to create an inclusive visual language that acknowledges the people, events, and land in which they have emerged. 

Laura Mongiovi is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. She has an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a BFA from Florida State University. Mongiovi exhibits her work, teaches across the curriculum at Flagler College and presents at conferences. She guest lectures about her work and leads workshops. Mongiovi co-organized the Deeper Than Indigo: Southeast Textile Symposium and is a recent recipient of the Northeast Florida Individual Artist Grant.

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