East Central Community College continues its Cultural Arts Series with a presentation by visual artist LeeReyna Lopez Leyva at 2:25 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Vickers Fine Arts Center on the Decatur campus.
Leyva creates three-dimensional drawings that capture deteriorating forms inspired by the interior components of the human body. Her work explores the relationship between drawing and sculpture as an experimental expression. These three-dimensional drawings become both an interpretation of an experience from the Gross Anatomy Lab at the University of South Carolina and a representation of internal forms of the body. Through deterioration, memory, and surface she hopes to connect what is universal among all people.
Some locations she has shown at are Buena Vista University, Gallery V, Columbia Museum of Art, University of South Carolina, and City Art.
Leyva received her Bachelor’s of Fine Art in Iowa from Buena Vista University in 2012 and her Master’s of Fine Art in 2015 from the University of South Carolina: School of Visual Art and Design.
She currently resides in Madison, Wis., where she volunteers and teaches at VSA: The State Organization on Arts and Disability, while also balancing time with a Custom Frame Shop.
Additional Cultural Arts Series events include:
March 17-19 – Encore Players present “The Addams Family,” 7 p.m. nightly, Vickers Fine Arts Auditorium, Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, call 601-635-2111
April 11 – The Collegians, 7 p.m., Huff Auditorium, free admission
April 14 – Jazz Band Concert, 6:30 p.m., Vickers Fine Arts Auditorium, free admission
April 26 – EC Concert Choir/VOCE concert, 7 p.m., Huff Auditorium, free admission
April 28 – Night O’ Percussion, 6:30 p.m., Huff Auditorium, free admission
The Cultural Arts Series began as a way to bring performing artists and visual artists to the campus throughout the year for both EC students and the community, according to Vicki Blaylock, ECCC Fine Arts Department chair.
For more information, contact Blaylock at 601-635-6225 or e-mail email@example.com.