AZUSA, Calif.— Azusa Pacific graduate student and artist Anne Emmons hosts her Master in Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Incomplete Icons of Personhood, from July 25—30 at APU's Duke Art Gallery.

The opening reception takes place July 25 from 6—8 p.m. where Emmons will speak about the process and concept of her work. Originally from Denver, Colo., Emmons received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado. In 2005, Emmons began focusing her studies on the medium of egg tempera on wood; however, she first experienced the medium in 1986 during her undergraduate studies.

The exhibit features 14 paintings, egg tempera, gold on wood panels in an installation, which includes other elements. With her opportunity to attend a Christian Master of Fine Arts program, Emmons was inspired to explore the potential expression of contemporary issues of personhood through the research and practice of an ancient tradition of image making.

Overall, real life events, relationships, and the inner beauty of people inspire Emmons art.

"I am inspired by the unfathomable ways through which the Giver of Life somehow reveals Himself. I am always stunned when this happens, and art is a response of gratitude," said Emmons.

Upon completion of her Master of Fine Art, Emmons plans on continuing to teach art at the college level, as well as pursuing speaking and other teaching opportunities.

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.—9 p.m. daily. 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.

Rachel White
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