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World of imagination

“Owl in the Desert,” pencil and ink on paper.

“Owl in the Desert,” pencil and ink on paper.


Andrea Prince featured at OUS Proctorville Center art exhibit

PROCTORVILLE — West Virginia studio artist Andrea Prince is featured in an art exhibit at Ohio University Southern Proctorville until April 16.

Prince’s work is abstract and covers a wide range of subject matter.

“My images expand on the idea of interpreting the fundamental. They are the product of my imagination reaching out for the energy that exists in a place or thing and then transforming it into something new, something that exists in the world of my imagination,” Prince said in her exhibit statement. “The impulse to imagine and create — to make something new — is natural, a need processed by all.”

In the last decade Prince has received her master of fine arts from Memphis College of Art, taught at numerous post-secondary institutions including Clemson University, served as an art administrator for a community arts program, exhibited works throughout parts of the country and attended artist residency programs at Vermont Studio Center and the Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences.

The exhibit features a number of her works from five different series of hers; Mapping Imagination, the Convergence Series, the Messenger Series, the Icon Series and the Transformation Series.

“Regardless of my subject or each theme, each new work is a journey, the journey of my imagination as it builds highly subjective idealized worlds into a form for others to share,” she said in her statement. “In every variation, I attempt to unveil the visions that are my most thoughtful interactions with the world.”