HOISINGTON — Hoisington High School teacher Christina Lamoureaux will be presenting an exhibit, Pulse of the Prairie at Moss-Thorns Gallery Fort Hays State University, Rarick Hall on June 27 until July 17. Reception will be June 27 at 7 p.m.
She will also share her prairie songs with guitar at the reception. The exhibit is of regional interest as it focuses on the prairie and Cheyenne Bottoms.
Lamoureaux, a twenty-first century creative, responds to the continuum of change in her environment. 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.
She studied with national and international scholars and artists. With a Masters of Art in Printmaking and a Masters of Fine Art in Inter-Media from Fort Hays State University, Christina has developed a wide range of art skills and knowledge of various art materials. Her works have recently been exhibited in national shows -- 2013 Wichita National All Media Crafts Exhibition and 2013 Choreography of Cranes National Juried Exhibition
Lamoureaux balances art making with 28 years of teaching. As an artist and teacher, Christina received a 2013 Kansas Teacher of the Year Nomination Award. Her research and studies through Fort Hays State University combined with the support of Hoisington School District allows her to offer a rich platform of artistic achievement that showcases her vision of the environment and its lessons.