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Intal presents senior art show


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Wednesday, December 5th University of the Cumberlands (UC) student David Intal presented his Senior Art show in the J.M. Boswell Art Gallery.

David’s art show had photography as the main medium, but also incorporated a charcoal drawing, pastel drawing, and watercolor drawing from his years at UC.

“This is to show how I have grown through different Medias,” said David. “For photography, I fell in love with it. Some of my pictures include cave pictures which brings me back to the first time I went caving. I wanted to see if I could overcome my fear, but instead I was so terrified that I wanted to get out. Something interesting happened inside of me though, after going through the cave, I felt like I had overcome my fear. I began to go to more caves through connections, but now I'm more aware of the rock formations in the caves rather than focusing to get out. Taking photos is a way to document my spelunking experience, but it also puts it in fine arts by emphasizing curtain parts of the picture so that the images would encourage others to overcome their fears like I did. I also have close up pictures of dust particles, water drops and ice, these ideas are related to the idea of chance, they just happened to be there or shaped the way they are by random factors.”

David has a double major in Art and Human Services with a minor in Communication Arts. During his time on campus he has been involved in the Resident Assistant (RA) Program in the dorms. After graduation, he plans to move back to Cambodia to relearn the language; he wants to be able to read and write again in his native language. He is planning on being an English teacher or working in an orphanage.

When asked about his time at UC coming to an end, David said, “I will miss the people who I have gotten to know and my professors who have guided me along the way. I will miss caving and seeing the leaves change colors.”

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit