Jasper Community Arts is pleased to present the artwork of installation artist Kristina Arnold from June 3 to July 23 at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center.
Kristina Arnold is an artist and educator living and working in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Her practice combines an undergraduate degree and work in community health with a graduate degree in painting, professional museum/gallery experience, and a life-long dedication to activism. The installation piece currently on display at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center is titled ‘Every Word That Starts with F (family friendly version)’.
“Every Word That Starts with F moves through our mind,” Arnold stated. “It is about memory – both the tangible mechanics and hardware inside our brains, and the ethereal intangible of memories. It is about plasticity, and what happens when both tangible and intangible are constructed, de-constructed, re-constructed. Ultimately, it is about the construction and re-construction of self.”
Born and raised in Arlington, Virginia, Kristina Arnold received a degree in community health from Brown University. Upon graduation she moved to Nashville to pursue a career in public health, working in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After five years she returned to her first love, attending art school and earning her MFA in painting from the University of Tennessee. She has worked in collections management for the Frank H. McClung Museum in Knoxville, TN and the Parthenon Museum in Nashville. In 2005 she joined the Art Department at Western Kentucky University (WKU) where she teaches and serves as the Gallery Director.
Arnold has been an Emerging Artist in Residence at Pilchuck Glass School, and an artist in residence at the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner, Wyoming and the Municipal Gallery in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The galleries at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, located at 100 3rd Avenue, Suite A, Jasper, IN 47546, are open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 3:00 p.m. School groups, clubs and students are welcome. Admission is free. Donations appreciated. For more information, please call 812-482-3070.