Perkins County grad showing this month
On display at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant during the month of May is “Bewilder,” a collection of paintings by Sarah Wurst, a former Perkins County student.
Wurst graduated from Perkins County High School in 2007 and attended St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa where she triple majored in art, English and theology, graduating summa cum laude in May 2011.
Wurst has incorporated what she has learned in her three majors into her paintings. They focus on storytelling and God, joyfully soaking in the beauty of life. The characters in her paintings have a childlike, mischievous quality.
Wurst explores an ancient understanding of humankind, earth and creator spirit as one dynamically evolving being, through playful color, texture and character.
“This is a world of unceasing paradox,” she states. “Ice is rock is sky. Predators and prey cohabit the same waterfall-surrounded glade. Impossibilities flourish as the whole of creation exists in ever-shifting interaction.”
The arts council welcomes the Ogallala Art Society, whose members will present an “artist’s show.”
Visit Meadowlark Gallery on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6-8 p.m. and check the arts council’s Facebook page for past shows and a current gallery schedule.
The gallery is operated by the Perkins County Area Arts Council, who meets the second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at the gallery. The meetings are open to the public.