RADNOR, Pa. (Oct. 7, 2011) - A drawing, painting, and sculpture exhibit at Cabrini College by artist Laura Velez looks at identity, self-awareness and mental perceptions.
“Permission” runs Oct. 22 through Nov. 20; a reception with the artist is set for Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m.
“The work in ‘Permission’ is about trusting myself to become a risk taker,” Velez said. “It is an identity I never adopted before.”
In “Permission,” Velez uses wax, wood, mirrors, paper, and acrylic paint to represent her “trajectory of the past, present, and the space in between.”
Velez teaches drawing at the Fairmount Art Center and is an assistant muralist with the Philadelphia Mural Arts program. She has received several awards for her art, including the Angels and Eagles Award from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), from which she earned a master of fine arts degree. She earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Louisiana Tech University.
The exhibit is in the Grace and Joseph Gorevin Fine Arts Gallery, second floor of the Holy Spirit Library, on the Cabrini campus (610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor). Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday: 1-10 p.m.
About Cabrini College
Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College provides a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice. Cabrini offers 1,300 full-time undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. More than 2,000 students are in graduate studies programs at the main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 15 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.