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Moon Crush Exhibit Reception


Moon Crush Exhibit Reception
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 6 - 7:30 p.m.


The Koger Center for the Arts Upstairs Gallery Exhibition

"Moon Crush" by Jaime Misenheimer

The Koger Center will host an exhibit reception on November 1, 2023 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Join us as we celebrate Misenheimer's collection of work.

Artist Statement:

Moon Crush is a love letter to my home, featuring local flora and fauna like deer, catfish, and roadrunners. My work often explores the contrast between the inner and outer worlds we inhabit. In this collection, my focus is on the outer world, and sensory memories of it, capturing careful moments such as moonrise or heat, a particular bend in a tree, or the cool shapes around a sleeping dog. As a Choctaw citizen living in present day Oklahoma, my identity is deeply intertwined with the land. "Moon Crush" is a collection of paintings that also explores my relationship with nature through careful observations. Working from life and outside, each brushstroke captures a moment that is both personal and universal. Through this collection, I hope to share my connection to the land and honor the Choctaw people's legacy of reverence for our relatives, animals, and the natural world. With each painting, I endeavored to evoke the experience of being in nature - the sounds, smells, and colors that surround us in everyday life.

A graduate of the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, and the University of South Carolina, Misenheimer creates multi-disciplinary works, often from her memory. She is a native Oklahoman and member of the Choctaw Nation; her experiences working across cultures and disciplines continue to lead her to new questions and practices. 

The Koger Center Upstairs Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 2-5 p.m., and an hour prior to any Koger Center performance.