Posting Date: October 20, 2008
Arts student selected for GAEA juried exhibition
By Lauren Highfill and Jennifer Escalona
"Family Tree" by Kacie Kamins
Kacie Kamins, an art education major at Kennesaw State, recently had her work selected for the Georgia Art Education Association’s annual juried exhibition for GAEA members. The exhibition runs through Nov. 7 at the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens, Ga.
Kamins’ sculpture, “Family Tree,” resembles a weeping willow and is composed of seemingly common household items, including copper wiring, purple beads and a section of wood. However, all of the components of the sculpture hold meaning for Kamins and her family.
“The piece of wood was cut from a neighbor’s fallen tree that my brother and I always played in,” said Kamins. “The wire is from my dad’s business, and the purple beads are from a garland necklace of my grandmother’s.” Kamins says she herself is represented by the amethyst rock, symbolizing art, at the base of the tree.
Kamins encourages people to view the GAEA member exhibition not only because her work is on display, but also because “this is the one time each year that members of GAEA, who are generally teachers or student art educators, have a chance to show their work. This is a chance for people to see what teachers themselves are doing in their own art.”
For more information about the exhibit, visit www.accleisureservices.com/ lyndon.shtml or call the Lyndon House Arts Center at 706-613-3800.