Thursday, February 7, 2019
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the Richmond Center’s first early career alumni exhibition, Only the Shallow Know Themselves, Director of Exhibitions, Indra Lācis will moderate a panel discussion with our featured artists. In this intimate dialogue, recent Frostic School of Art graduates Kaylon Khorsheed, Audrey Mills, and Sophie Lane Dennis will discuss specific works in the show as well as the path of their early career following graduation from the Gwen Frostic School of Art.
About the artists:
Audrey Mills is currently Post-Baccalaureate Artist-in-Residence at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art. Her work has been featured in various group exhibitions, including most recently in Text(ure) at Artlink gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana; ArtPrize 10 in Grand Rapids, MI; and do it at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art. In 2016, Mills earned the prestigious Presidential Scholar award and Best in Show during the Gwen Frostic School of Art’s Annual Student Exhibition in 2016.
Kaylon Khorsheed's honors and awards include the first-place juried prize in After the Pedestal at The Sculpture Center in Cleveland, OH, in 2017; and the Walter F. Enz Award and the Kerr Award at Western Michigan University in 2015-2016. In 2016-17, Korsheed was Post-Baccalaureate Artist in Residence at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, and in 2018 she earned the Shelton Gorlick Scholarship to attend the prestigious Penland School of Crafts Summer Workshop. She graduated from the Frostic School of Art in 2016, where she was president of the Ceramics Guild between 2014 and 2016. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in Michigan, including the Southwest Michigan Area Show at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art in 2018; the Michigan Ceramics Exhibition at Valade Family Gallery in Detroit in 2017; and ArtPrize 8 in Grand Rapids in 2016.
Sophie Lane Dennis graduated with a BFA in painting from Western Michigan University’s Gwen Frostic School of Art in 2018. Her awards include the Director’s Choice Award (2018) and the Art Star Award (2017) at the Frostic School of Art, and Great Promise Award from IHSSAE in Chicago in 2013. Her work has been featured in various group exhibitions at such venues as Anne Neilson Fine Art in Charlotte, NC (2018); ArtHop in Kalamazoo, MI (2018); in Lansing, MI, at the Michigan State Capitol via the Art-in-the-House program (2017-18); in the exhibition Final Showing at the School of the Alternative, Black Mountain, NC; at the School of Art Institute of Chicago as part of the Continuing Studies Program (2013-14); and at the University of Illinois in Chicago during the Spiral Student Show (2012-13).
Sophie Lane Dennis