Mar 25, 2011    #050
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Department of Art and Art History graduate student presents "Walking the Ground"

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Laura Isaac's thesis exhibition, "Walking the Ground," will be on display from April 7 to 23 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Art and Art History at the Fine Arts Building's Gallery of Art, 5015 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo. The opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at the Gallery of Art. UMKC Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Isaac's exhibition is an exploration of identity and impermanence. Using traditional printmaking techniques combined with hand-drawn elements, digital imagery and stitching, she creates tactile, layered works that seek to find joy in the moments between each stage of life.

"My art has become an integral part of my daily meditative practice," Isaac said. "Returning to my work each day is returning to the breath; a centering, stitch by stitch, line by line."

Isaac is a printmaker and mixed media artist living in Kansas City. Her work combines traditional printmaking techniques with hand-drawn elements, digital imagery and embroidery. Isaac has shown in several galleries and art venues throughout the greater Kansas City area. She received her Bachelor's degree in Studio Art in 2006 with departmental honors from UMKC. She is pursuing her Master's degree in Studio Art at UMKC.

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