By: Lydia Hall
Seniors Chris IIvory and Tabitha Sterner hosted their first art exhibit at the Ganton Art Gallery on Friday, October 29th, 2021. The night was cold and rainy without a star in the sky, but once you stepped into the gallery, the presence of two stars illuminated the room. The essence of purity led to the right, the atmosphere of unity swayed to the left, creating a harmonic journey around the ring of art.
Chris’s photographic exhibition was a reintroduction to the purity of women. Although many view Eve as the woman who led to the fall of humanity, this showcase of artwork reframed the broken image of women, picking up the pieces of eloquence, vulnerability, imperfection, and the influences of life, creating a masterpiece that reflected a moment that was simply pure.
Tabitha’s combination of color, shapes, lines, and brushstrokes are prime examples of her inspiration for connectedness and relationships. Many pieces of her artwork were created differently, intended to portray a message saying, “there is not a single human that is exempt from their personal biases, which have the ability to inform different interpretations and perspectives of reality. However, despite our differences, I believe that there are almost always underlying parallels that inspire a sense of unity and gratifying completeness.”
With two brilliant stars among us, these two artists individually illuminated parts of life that the darkness of today’s troubles can sometimes overshadow. If there had to be a theme song for this gallery, it would be “Masterpiece” by Deitrick Haddon. This gallery is the true definition of a “picture is worth a thousand words,” and in this case, a thousand words are not enough to express the meaning of each unique piece of art.
With the essence of purity leading to the right and the atmosphere of unity swaying to the left, a missed opportunity to experience this harmonic journey is an opportunity that was not valued.
However, there is still time! Chris and Tabitha’s combined gallery will be open to students, faculty, and even the public until December 3rd, 2021! Also, did I mention that this journey does not have a price tag: in other words, it is free!!!
Come and support two artists in the making, where the price is right, and most of all, experience two stars, and their artwork light up.
To visit the gallery yourself, here are the hours:
Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The gallery will be closed for Thanksgiving break.