AZUSA, Calif.— Azusa Pacific graduate student and artist Ron Linn hosts his Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibit, Becoming: Coming Together from Falling Apart, from July 5—9, in the APU Duke Art Gallery.

The opening reception takes place July 5, from 6—8 p.m., where viewers can hear from the artist about his work, process, and inspiration. Originally from Portland, Ore., Linn has been working in clay for more than 30 years. For the last eight years, he has dedicated time to wood-firing his work in anagama (tunnel) kilns.

Linn's exhibit features 15 sculptures. Linn's inspiration behind this exhibit comes from developing a way to see things differently than how we are use to.

"Sometimes we need time and distance to provide focus. Sometimes just a willingness to let go of our preconceived notions of the way things are, or should be. We need to be open. It's like seeing something you've never seen before, and then you realize it's always been there but you've been blind to it," said Linn.

Currently, Linn teaches ceramics at David Douglas High School in Portland, Ore. Upon completion of his Master of Fine Art, Linn plans on continuing to teach, as well as practice his art.

The exhibit will be held in the Duke Art Gallery on APU's West Campus, located at 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa. Gallery hours are Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.—6 p.m. and Sun. 12—4 p.m. For more information, contact APU’s Department of Art at (626) 387-5726.

Azusa Pacific University's Department of Art equips artists to use creative expression to explore life's deepest issues. Offering bachelor's-level art teaching, studio art, and graphic design degree programs, as well as a cutting-edge low-residency MFA Program, the highest attainable art degree, APU's art programs provide an unparalleled art school education with an intentional focus on the integration of faith and art.

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