Medina Presents 'Out of a Box' in the Gallery

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Peggy Medina at Kansas Wesleyan University

Peggy Medina, a lifelong Salina resident, will have her work up in the Gallery at Kansas Wesleyan University starting Tuesday, January 22.         

“I have wanted to be an artist since I was a small child,” said Medina. “Over the years, I have always had my hands in some kind of art of craft.”

After raising her children, Medina returned to school and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts in 2005 from Kansas Wesleyan University. She has participated in exhibits in Salina and the surrounding region including: The Salina Art Center, The Salina Country Club, The Lincoln Art Center in Lincoln, The Fiber Studio in Wichita, The Hays Arts Council, and The Thornhill Gallery at Avila University in Kansas City.

A Gallery Talk will be held on Tuesday, February 5, at noon in The Gallery in Sams Hall of Fine Arts. The Gallery is open to all ages and audiences. At each Gallery Talk an informal discussion with the artist about their works is held. Guests are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch if desired; however, snacks and drinks will be provided.   

“In this installation, I am exploring the idea of liberation from what confines us, whether that is a physical, mental or emotional containment,” said Medina.

Medina primarily uses clay to capture organic forms.

“I am influenced by a love of history and architecture, but also a fascination with the forms and rhythms of nature and especially, the flowing movements and patterns of water,” said Medina.

The installation will also be available for viewing for First Thursday Art Rush. Refreshments will be served in The Gallery on Thursday, February 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The installation will be displayed in the lobby until Friday, February 22. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. or by appointment on the weekends. For more information, contact Megan Berry at 785-827-5541 ext 5124 or megan.berry@kwu.edu.