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Gray Gallery hosts collage art exhibit

"What Dancer Would You Take" by C. Maura Poshka | Submitted Photo
Posted: Dec. 3, 2017 12:01 am Updated: Dec. 5, 2017 2:05 pm

QUINCY -- Quincy University's Gray Gallery, located in Brenner Library, will host an art exhibition featuring a narrative collage by C. Maura Poshka of Paxton, Ill. This exhibition will take place from Dec. 13 to Jan. 10. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Poshka's use of narrative collage started when she was an undergrad at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her main influences to her work include a recovery program, both as a recovering alcoholic and addictions counselor. She has also been influenced by her clinical work while she was working on her art therapy master's degree.

"I aspire to make art daily and have a viable dialog-informed by life," she said. "Sober 36-plus years, I think of the person who ran 'till he collapsed to stay sober and sane. Although I have no desire to drink now and have moved from self-destructive ways, I like to think of exploring possibilities in an art piece to give it optimal life and show I love life and am grateful for it as an artist.

"That is why I make my ‘stories' with narrative collage. I hope others ... use my art for their own narratives and lives."

For more information, contact Gray Gallery curator, Robert Mejer at mejerbob@quincy.edu.

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