|By TimeOut Staff||
January 23, 2014
WAUKESHA - Peggy
Thurston Farrell, associate professor of art at Carroll University,
captured an award for “Circle of Samsara” in the Wisconsin Visual
Artists Southeast Chapter Juried Membership Exhibit currently
displayed in the Marian Art Gallery of Mount Mary University in
Four equal awards
were presented to the top pieces.
In her Symbols
series, Farrell explores the relationship between ancient spiritual
symbols and contemporary, virtual symbols.
“As I silkscreen
and collage layers of images from many parts of my life and travels,
and repeat the symbols again and again they create something more. New
symbols emerge and challenge how and what we see,” she said.
Farrell has Master
of Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received the Women of Distinction Art
Commission Award in 2010 from the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha
County and a Waukesha Public Libraries Commission Award in 2008.
has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and
museums throughout Wisconsin and the U.S., and at the Saitama Museum
The WVA Exhibition
will continue through Feb. 21 at the Marian Art Gallery, 2900 N.
Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Friday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All
visits are free and open to the public.
The WVA is a nonprofit membership organization of artists working together to promote and support visual art in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.wisconsinvisualartists.com