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Local student to present “Familial”

By Staff | Apr 20, 2015

Local mixed media artist and Shepherd University student Annie ODell Hendrick is pleased to announce that she will be presenting a body of work entitled “Familial” at the Charles Town Library. An artist’s reception will be held at the library on Thursday, April 23 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Artwork will remain on display until the end of April.

Ms. Hendrick uses genealogical and historical research and personal collections of family documents, heirlooms and found objects to inspire and inform her art-making processes. Ms. Hendrick’s work reflects her interest in families stories and belief systems, genetic and genealogical connections, and the influence of geography upon family structures.

Ms. Hendrick has exhibited her work regionally at such places as CraftWorks at Cool Spring, in Charles Town and the War Memorial Building, in Shepherdstown. Her work has been published in the Shepherd University Department of English and Modern Languages literature and art magazine, Sans Merci. Her most recent work will be featured in the first edition of Shepherd University’s Sparks: Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works. Ms. Hendrick is the recipient of the Shepherd University Department of Contemporary Art and Theater Scholarship, and the Rauch Arts Scholarship.

The presentation of “Familial” is made possible by the Charles Town Library. This exhibition is part of the 2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts Capstone exhibitions, presented by The Department of Contemporary Art and Theater at Shepherd University.

The Charles Town Library is located at 200 East Washington Street, in Charles Town, West Virginia. Off street parking is located between the Presbyterian Church and the library (entrance on Liberty Street), and on East Washington and Samuel Streets. For more information about the library, please visit www.ctlibrary.org. Further information about Ms. Hendrick and her work can be viewed online at www.annieodellhendrick.wordpress.com.