Graduating Seniors Art Exhibits: Kelly Greene, Lesha Liberato, Christina Little

Holy Family University Art Gallery Presents Natural Time by Kelly Greene, Thy Will by Lesha Liberato, and Internal Guidance by Christina Little

Exhibit: April 24 – August 1, 2017

Reception and Artists Gallery Talk: Tuesday, April 25 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present Natural Time by Kelly Greene, Thy Will by Lesha Liberato, and Internal Guidance by Christina Little, three graduating seniors. Each will present a collection of artwork throughout their time at Holy Family University. An artist talk and reception will be held on Tuesday, April 25, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Greene sizedKelly Greene artistic statement: “I have always been drawn to both trees and human faces. I love that you will never find two that are exactly alike. It is the diversity of them that I love and the never-ending possibilities that I can create. Another reason I focus on trees is because of age—trees live so long. If they could tell stories, I always wonder what they would say. For every tree, I have a story that goes along with it. I create events that occur around them.”

“The heads I made also have their own stories. I always wanted to write a book and these faces are the characters I have envisioned and created to go into my story. They all have their own personalities to me. Another reason I created the heads is because I find mystery surrounds the elderly. I want to know what they have experienced and who they were in the past, before I knew them. The same goes for the young, but instead of their past, I wonder about the events that have not yet happened in their lives. Every line in a face and every sparkle in an eye has a story behind it that makes the person unique. Time and age fascinate me and that is why I have focused on both trees and faces.”

Liberato sizedLesha Liberato artistic statement: “Philippians 4:6-7 | Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Christina Little artistic statement: “Art is a way to express yourself and to bring out the beauty that we fail to see in our everyday lives. In my paintings, I displayed the beauty in nature and the human figure to show how they relate to one another and how we fail to see how much they co-exist. Our body is our canvas and each part of it is beautiful in its unique way. Displaying how our body relates to nature shows that we are one with nature. Each of these pieces is a reflection of self and how you are able to find your own inner peace.”

“My sculptures bring both pain and joy to the eyes of the viewers, as in Togetherness, and Fetal Position. It is difficult for individuals to talk about their past life, so they personally have to find their inner strength to overpower their struggles. This is why some of the work displays happy content to show that we can find inner peace and, in essence, find our inner self and positivity in our lives.”

Little sizedThe event will take place at Holy Family University’s Education Technology Center (ETC) in the lobby and art gallery. Parking is available to all in the Campus Center parking lot in the visitor section without restriction.

This exhibition is part of Holy Family's monthly Gallery shows held throughout the academic year, each of which showcases a new and diverse exhibit featuring artists from around the world as well as Holy Family University's graduating art majors. The intended audiences of this exhibition are people of all ages.

The University Art Gallery is located on the Lower Level of the Education & Technology Center on the University’s Northeast Philadelphia campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 8 am - 8 pm.