RUSSELL — The next exhibition at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell will feature Hoisington artist Christina Lamoureaux. “Pulse of the Prairie” features ceramics, paintings and installations which reflect on her memories as a child experiencing nature.
The public is invited to the opening reception for the exhibit, from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at the Center, located at 820 North Main Street in Russell. Regular hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
Lamoureaux is an art instructor at Hoisington USD 431 and received a 2013 Kansas Teacher of the Year Nomination Award.
A native of Kansas, she grew up in France and Spain. The artist captures the pulse of the prairie through guitar, song and the visual arts using clay, canvas, paper and nostalgic objects. She has drawn hundreds of portraits, painted series of watercolors, successfully printed editions of lithography images and now merges these artistic techniques with clay to include rich layers of paint, glaze and encaustics that resonate with a voice which transmits volumes of stories for the viewer to investigate.
According to her bio (www.christinalamoureaux.com), she studied with national and international scholars and artists. She earned a Master of Arts in printmaking and a Master of Fine Arts in inter-media from Fort Hays State University. Her works have recently been exhibited in national shows — 2013 Wichita National All Media Crafts Exhibition and 2013 Choreography of Cranes National Juried Exhibition.
“Pulse of the Prairie” will be on display until Sept. 18. Call the Deines Center, 785-483-3742, for inquiries.