Inside the Art Life of Adrienne Walker Hoard

Exhibit Opening January 25, 2017 | 4:30-7:00PM
Miller Nichols Library, 4th Floor - Dean's Gallery

Paintings, photography, and jewelry from Dr. Adrienne Walker Hoard, Professor of Fine Art and Black Studies at UMKC

Beyond her life as a professor at UMKC, Adrienne Walker Hoard, M.F.A., Ed.D., is an accomplished painter, photographer, and jewelry maker. A New York State Arts Council CAPS grantee (Creative Artists for Public Service), former Fulbright Scholar, and Ford Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow, Hoard’s paintings and photography have been exhibited in over 900 national and international solo and group exhibitions.

From 2009-2016 three of her paintings were featured in “IndiVisible,” a seven-year traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian. This October, Hoard received an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant to attend the 4th Annual Berlin Biennale for Fine Art and Documentary Photography in Berlin, Germany. Her photograph, “Maria as a Mother of Sons,” was a 2015 Julia Margaret Cameron Award finalist and was featured in the Biennale.

Hoard has had the pleasure of teaching at various Universities around the country as well as multiple universities in South Korea and South Africa. Much of her photography portrays the Ndzundza Ndebele women of South Africa, who initiated her into their jewelry making techniques–a high honor to have bestowed upon someone outside of the culture.

This exhibition of photographs, original paintings, and beaded jewelry provides an opportunity to connect with the visual fine art and wearable creations produced by this both local and international artist.

Exhibit on display through May 19

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