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Clara & the Red Hat: MFA Thesis Exhibition runs Nov. 4-15

November 5, 2013

Curiosity is the theme of the University Art Gallery's current exhibit on display from Nov. 4-15. "Clara & the Red Hat: MFA Thesis Exhibition" encapsulates one Indiana State University student's ability to reach children to promote literacy.

The interactive and creative display, developed by Natalie Carroll who is finishing a Master of Fine Arts in graphic design, sparks the imagination and shows how art can be a useful tool in the educational world.

Carroll combined graphic design, paper engineering and her love for learning to create a display geared to a child's curiosity and adventurous nature.

"The concept of Clara combined my interest of the child's inquiring mind and the aspiration to create designs that educate and communicate," she said.

Overflowing with hands-on activities including an imagination station, a Clara doll, pop-up book, and magnetic story boards, Carroll offers an engaging learning environment.

An artist's reception will take place from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the University Art Gallery.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. The University Art Gallery is located in the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts at the corner of Seventh and Chestnut Streets. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free group tours are available upon request. For more information, contact Grace Pringle at 812-237-3720.


Contact: Grace Pringle, University Art Gallery, 812-237-3720