Graduate Exhibition by artist Alisha Locklear Monroe
On View: March14 through March 23, 2016
Reception: Saturday, March 19, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
The A.D. Gallery is pleased to present Retrospective Approach, an exhibition of painting and drawing by graduate student Alisha Locklear Monroe. Mrs. Monroe’s work explores past experiences that tell a story about who she is as an artist and a Native American. She was born and raised in Robeson County, North Carolina, received her Bachelor of Art degree from UNCP in 2002 and later returned to obtain her teaching certificate in 2005. She will be graduating with her Master of Arts in Art Education this spring.
According to the artist, “my work offers insight into the feelings and emotions that surround past experiences. I find myself better equipped to analyze events visually, rather than just mentally. Putting thoughts onto paper or canvas allows me to consider them from a unique perspective, as if they were taken out of my mind and placed in a space where they can be manipulated and organized in a more understandable way. My process is therapeutic and it allows me to express my emotions and thoughts through color, shapes, textures and symbols. By utilizing art to express myself, I gain a deeper understanding of my own experiences and I’m able to empathize with the feelings and experiences of others as well.”