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MTSU professor discusses crossing artistic frontiers of time, space

An MTSU faculty member is preparing to burst through the time-space continuum artistically, and she invites you to join her.

“Huaca Huaca Batch”€ is part of Assistant Professor Kathleen O’€™Connell’€™s book arts exhibit, “€œCrossing Time and Space,”€ on display through Jan. 31 at MTSU’s Walker Library. The final card reads “€œInspired by the occasions that I have come across a huaca in Lima (Peru).”€ The Quechuas of South America use “huaca” to describe a revered object, sometimes a monument.

Assistant Professor Kathleen O’Connell will discuss her book arts exhibit, “Crossing Time and Space,” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Special Collections area on the fourth floor of the James E. Walker Library.

O’Connell cites time, space and travel as major elements of her creative process. The exhibit highlights the book art she has produced over the last seven years. O’Connell also works in printmaking, drawing and sculpture and incorporates aspects of these media into her artists’ books.

Born and raised in Plattsburgh, N.Y., O’Connell earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the State University of New York in Plattsburgh and a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to moving to Murfreesboro, O’Connell lived for a time in Lima, Peru.

O’Connell’s exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be on display between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through Thursday, Jan. 31.

For more information, contact Dr. Alan Boehm at 615-904-8501 or alan.boehm@mtsu.edu. To view photographs of the artist’s other works, visit www.kathleenoconnell.net.

— Gina K. Logue (gina.logue@mtsu.edu)


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