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Alumna Sarah Wilson Exhibits For Homecoming
Sunrise Branches and Zoo Lemur, by Sarah Wilson
As a part of homecoming festivities at Mars Hill University, Weizenblatt Gallery will feature a stunning photography exhibition by recent graduate Sarah Wilson ’13.
The exhibition will be free and open to the public each weekday from 10 am until 4 pm, from October 4 through November 20. An opening reception will take place on October 5, from 10 until 11 am, during which the artist will be available for discussion. This is the third year that Weizenblatt Gallery has hosted an exhibition of alumni work during homecoming.
Sarah Wilson was born and raised in North Carolina. She graduated from Mars Hill College in May of 2013 with a bachelor of arts degree in history and a studio art minor. She currently divides her time between Black Mountain and Mars Hill, where she works as the ceramics studio manager. She will be pursuing a master’s degree in adventure education in the spring.
“I am constantly amazed by the beauty of the world around me,” Wilson said. “My chief inspiration is the grandeur of Creation. From dramatic sunrises and sweeping ridgelines, to the complexity of a single feather; I see the work of the first and greatest artist.” According to Wilson, the pieces included in the exhibit explore subjects ranging from the landscape of western North Carolina to exotic creatures in southern California. Wilson’s family, farm and the Appalachian Trail are other favorite subjects.
“My photographic work explores the significance of place and light,” she said. “I am particularly fascinated by the effects of sunlight in clouds, mist and reflections. I love to share my passion for the outdoors with others and capture, not only the beauty of the land but the awe it inspires.”