Limestone Art Professor To Be Featured In North Carolina Exhibit

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Friday, September 1, 2017 - 4:00pm

A opening reception for the art exhibit “Architecture and History: Go To and Go By” by Limestone College Professor Carolyn Ford will be held at the Waterworks Visual Arts Center in Salisbury, NC, on Friday, Sept. 15, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

“This series represents my wanderlust,” Ford said. “After summer travels, I reflect on the importance of experiences. To learn through experience surpasses all. We are often told that we must see what others call a “wonder of the world,” yet I am just as impressed with culture, crafts, food, mythology, and landscape. Travel fills one with ideas as well as appreciation of home.

“My disks or tile works are unified by the use of the circle or tondo format: a portal, a cycle, a form, and a repeated pattern,” she continued. “I draw inspirations from southern traditions of storytelling as I exaggerate experiences and thoughts in works with images. This series depicts places I have been and modes of transportation. This is an unfinished series. As long as I live, I will need to see, taste, experience, and go. I will infuse all I learn in teaching my students.”

The exhibit is being hosted in the Osborne and Woodson Galleries, located at 123 East Liberty Street in Salisbury.

Ford, the Chair of Limestone’s Art Department, has worked at College since 2003. She teaches a wide range of courses, including drawing and ceramics.

(Accompanying Photo: Carolyn Ford, who is an avid traveler, during one of her many trips abroad.)