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University of the Cumberlands student presents senior art exhibit


University of the Cumberlands student Kayla Fogle and her father stand with “Jude,” an aluminum and welded steel piece, part of her senior art exhibit which was shown on the UC campus April 4 through April 8.

WILLIAMSBURG, KY.—University of the Cumberlands’ student Kayla Fogle presented her senior art exhibit to the public April 4 through 8 in the J.M. Boswell Art Gallery on UC’s campus. A reception was held for her on Friday afternoon, April 8.

Fogle’s work was a collage of very different mediums, including oil on canvas, solar plate print, conte crayon and a sculpted block of alabaster named “Abigail.” The main pieces in Fogle’s collection were abstract, three-dimensional pieces made from “junk”—aluminum, steel and wood—but transformed into interesting, eclectic pieces.

“I spend hours in junk yards, diving around for junk,” Fogle said laughingly.

Though “junk” is her tool in some of her pieces, the finished products are obvious works of art, such as in one of her favorite pieces, “Jude,” an aluminum and welded steel creation.

“They have a personality of their own, like people do, so I give them names that I feel accurately describe that personality,” said Fogle of her named pieces. “But I don’t name them after anybody that I actually know.” Upon graduation, Fogle will attend the University of Louisville where she will work towards a master’s degree in art therapy.

“Art is healing,” she says. “I want to help patients through artistic means.”

Fogle is an art and psychology double major and a native of Germantown, Ohio.