‘Inspiring Stories and Adventures’

Article Published: Jan. 15, 2014 | Modified: Jan. 30
‘Inspiring Stories and Adventures’

Art by ASU student Mieszko Kwiatkowski is on display at ASU’s Looking Glass Gallery.

The Looking Glass Gallery at Appalachian State University presents “Inspiring Stories and Adventures,” an exhibition of the artwork of Mieszko Kwiatkowski.

The exhibition will be on view Jan. 15 to Feb. 5. A reception will be held in the gallery Friday, Jan. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Kwiatkowski is a senior at Appalachian and a student in the university’s Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program, an innovative initiative that provides a college experience for students with intellectual disabilities.

Art has been a life-long source of expression for Kwiatkowski, an individual with Down syndrome. During his time at ASU, Kwiatkowski has expanded his artistic practice through classes within the university’s art department.

“Inspiring Stories and Adventures” showcases Kwiatkowski’s artistic variety through works ranging from those rendered with crayons and Sharpie markers to ceramic pieces and acrylic paintings. In addition to incorporating a range of media, his bold and colorful works reflect a unique interpretation of influences. Through titles like “Savage Land,” “Knights of the Round Table” and “Peter and the Wolf,” viewers are given unique insights into the stories and ideas that inspire Kwiatkowski’s abstracted works.

According to Looking Glass, “‘Inspiring Stories and Adventures’ offers viewers in the ASU community the opportunity to interact with Kwiatkowski’s vibrant imagination.”

The Looking Glass Gallery is located on the first floor of the Plemmons Student Union on the Appalachian campus in Boone. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.lookingglassgallery.appstate.edu.

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Gallery Times is a weekly news feature of The Mountain Times, featuring news items submitted by local galleries.

For more information or to make a submission, contact editor Frank Ruggiero at (frank@mountaintimes.com) or (828) 264-6397.

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Art by ASU student Mieszko Kwiatkowski is on display at ASU’s Looking Glass Gallery.

Student Mieszko Kwiatkowski’s artwork is being showcased at ASU’s Looking Glass Gallery.
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