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New exhibit opens in University Gallery

October 02, 2012 12:00AM

“Intervals of Time,” an exhibit of the paintings of Erin Wiersma, will open in the University Gallery in Pittsburg State University’s Porter Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Wiersma, an assistant professor of art at Kansas State University, uses large surfaces to explore aspects of the human presence.

“Tracing my body’s movements,” Wiersma wrote, “I generate a language of marks across the surface of the paper, leaving physical evidence of my presence.”

Originally from Sommerville, N.J., Wiersma studied at the Instituto Lodovico in Orvieto, Italy. She received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Messiah College and master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Connecticut.

Wiersma will participate in PSU’s Interdisciplinary Lecture Series Nov. 1-2. She will lead a series of lectures and panel discussions, along with Thomas Bell, humanities librarian at Kansas State University, in which the two will explore the relationship between visual art and music.

The University Gallery is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, contact S. Portico Bowman, gallery director, at 620-235-4305,

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