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Joanna Cleveland’s Idaho State University art thesis exhibition opens Feb. 21

Posted February 10, 2012

An Idaho State University Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition titled "Pestilence" will open Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the ISU John B. Davis Gallery in the Fine Arts Building.

The exhibition will close Friday, March 2, and a closing reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. The reception is free and open for public attendance. Memphis, Tenn., native Joanna Cleveland is the artist behind the works.

Exhibit posterCleveland received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Kentucky’s Murray State University. She enjoys hiking and exploring the diverse landscapes of Idaho, as Pocatello has been her first introduction to the environment of the Pacific Northwest.

The artist uses a combination of paint, fabric and sculptural installations to explore connections between scientific research and disease as an individual experience. Her work is a visual reference to the human body’s internal structure and the relationships between growth and decay, beauty and disgust, and science and personal experience.

The Davis Gallery Hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except it is closed on some holidays. For more information, visit or call Amy Jo Popa, gallery director, at 208-282-3341.