“Full Circle” art exhibit features work of Dr. Wynona Alexander

Dr. Wynona Alexander’s “Full Circle” art exhibit features former UMHB professor’s life’s work.
Photo by Jasmin Ortiz/ The Bells

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Art Department is featuring a gallery of works by artist and professor Dr. Wynona Alexander, an influential artist from Central Texas.
Alexander was a member of the UMHB art faculty from 1968-1969, prior to chairing the Central Texas Fine Arts College from 1969 until her retirement in 2010. She is currently serving as an adjunct professor at Central Texas College.
Alexander’s exhibit, “Full Circle: Wynona Alexander, A Retrospective,” features 44 unique pieces of jewelry and assemblages. The pieces of art span over 30 years, with the oldest work of art created in 1984. The most recent piece was created just last year.
Even though the art spans a great time length, there is a distinct continuity between her oldest and most recent art. Many of her pieces are created with antique items that have been repurposed to create new forms of art.
Alexander’s techniques give old items a new life as something beautiful and out of the ordinary. Her jewelry pieces pack a lot of beauty into a small form with the assemblages that take items that would normally never be considered as complimentary pieces.
She incorporates different items, such as pieces of a doll and a ruler to create a piece of artwork.
Alexander’s display can be seen Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm in the gallery at the Baugh Center for the Visual Arts (room 106). Her display has been open since January 8 and will remain open until February 9, 2018.
For those who have enjoyed Alexander’s gallery, there will be another exhibit in Baugh Center for the Visual Arts from February 19, 2018 until March 16, 2018.
This will be a traveling exhibit called “Through the Iris,” involving the work of 25 female artists. The show, “Through the Iris,” features many different types of art in several mediums.

Author: Bells SocialEditor

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