Exhibit to highlight the human experience

News Date: 
Tue. 08/13/2013

An exploration of the connection between emotion and motion will be displayed at the Riney Fine Arts Center Aug. 16 to Sept. 16.

Aaron Krone, son of Friends University professor of art Ted Krone, will present his creations, which delve into interconnected cogs of the human experience. 

“My work travels from the first moment of self-identity to how we see the world and ourselves,” Krone says in an artist’s statement. “We constantly self-analyze and project our fears of who we are. I’m fascinated with the idea of motion and emotion and how the two interrelate. The use of motion provides the idea that we are moving through time and not stagnate. We are ever-changing. I’m influenced by a number of artists including Richard Diebenkorn who said, ‘Reality has to be digested, it has to be transmuted by paint. It has to be given a twist of some kind.’ I consider this idea when I represent the human experience with visual images.”

Krone graduated from Friends University with a bachelor’s degree in studio art with an emphasis on painting. He graduated from Fort Hays State University with a master of fine arts in painting. Aaron has exhibited his artwork in many regional exhibits, and in 2011 received a $200 cash award for a painting in the competitive 42 Smokey Hill Art Exhibition in Hays, Kan. In the fall of 2008 he assisted the Fort Hays State University drawing professor with two drawing classes as a graduate assistant. In the spring of 2009 he taught his own beginning drawing class at Fort Hays State University. His career goal is to teach art in higher education.

There will be a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 30 in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public. 

For more information about this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

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