January 11, 2018

Original works by Chipola adjunct art instructors Melissa Arrant and Mandy Yourick will be on display.

MARIANNA—Original works by Chipola adjunct art instructors Melissa Arrant and Mandy Yourick will be on display in the Chipola College Center for the Arts Gallery beginning Jan. 18. A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held at 6 p.m. in the gallery. The opening will coincide with the Artist Series performance of pianist Jason Farnham.

The exhibit, “Space, Place and Form,”embodies the subject matter and messages presented by both artists. Arrant’s paintings are created in acrylic and painted on a wide variety of supports,from papier-mâché and wood to more traditional canvas. By incorporating glitter into her cosmic works, she hopes viewers will consider the depths of space we have yet to explore or even detect since our eyes and technology limit us to certain electromagnetic spectrum’s. Inspired by images from the Hubble Telescope, her works postulate cosmic particles we are yet unable to detect and attempts to give form to the hidden.

Mandy Yourick works in a variety of media including black and white photographs and mixed-media drawings. Her work incorporates the themes of introspection and connection to place. In her black and white series, she is reflecting on her surroundings in the Florida Panhandle, particularly focusing on the natural and rural areas of her youth. In paying witness to familiar scenes with fresh eyes, she considers the objects and the flora that formed her visual vocabulary and meditates on the place she calls home.

The show will be open through March 4.Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays,9 a.m. to noon.