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Gardner-Webb University Senior Art Majors Display Their Works in Ali Pouryousefi Gallery

a collage featuring three paintings by the artists

Show by Isabel Gallimore, MaryEvelyn Murray and Megan Addington on Exhibit Through April 12

The senior artists, from left, Isabel Gallimore, Megan Addington and MaryEvelyn Murray, pose at the opening reception.
Isabel Gallimore, artist

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Works by Gardner-Webb seniors Isabel Gallimore, MaryEvelyn Murray and Megan Addington will be featured in the Ali Pouryousefi Gallery in Tucker Student Center through April 12. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m.

The paintings range from abstracts and everyday objects to the special people in their lives. Each artist explained how they chose artwork for the show.  

Gallimore is from Mooresville, N.C., and pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in art. She draws her inspiration from the spontaneity of automatic art. She noted in her artist statement: “I allow my creativity to flow freely, embracing abstraction using bold colors and shapes. During the process, I look for images that emerge naturally and develop them further, each with its own significance.”

Megan Addington, artist

Addington, of Dallas, N.C., is working on a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She reflected on her work. “Since the beginning, what I enjoy creating the most with my artwork are the things that I hold dear to me,” she said in her artist’s statement. “These works are a portion that express the values that I’ve inherited and developed through my family, faith, and personal experiences.” 

MaryEvelyn Murray, artist

Murray is majoring in art with a minor in business administration. She is from Salisbury, N.C. She described her work as containing a feeling of nostalgia that is emphasized by the saturated contrast and dark backgrounds she likes to include. “The pieces are comprised of various mediums, including acrylic paint, charcoal, graphite, and clay. Over time, I have noticed that the majority of my artwork is heavily influenced by my own childhood and memories,” she acknowledged in the statement about her work. “The loved ones who helped me get to where I am today are the anchors of not only my subject matter, but also the reason I had the confidence to pursue art in college. My artwork exhibits both my gratefulness for these memories and people, as well as the nostalgia I experience for our memories together.”

Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to nine colleges and schools, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at Gardner-Webb.edu.

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