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Idaho State University to host art exhibits from Ahola-Young and Sarabia starting Aug. 26

Posted August 23, 2013

The first exhibition this fall at the John B. Davis Gallery at Idaho State University is "PRODROMES" by Laura Ahola-Young. 

The compARTment Gallery exhibition will be "TAKE" by Omar Sarabia. Opening receptions will be held Monday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m.  The exhibition dates are from Aug. 27 through Sept. 13.

Ahola-Young received her Master of Fine Arts degree from San Jose State University in 2001. She moved to Pocatello from Eugene, Ore., where she taught in the Art and Applied Design Department at Lane Community College. Originally from northern Minnesota, Ahola-Young's work has often depicted landscapes of long winters, ice and resilience in her paintings. She is currently developing work that incorporates scientific research of the Pacific Northwest as a personal narrative. She is the new ISU assistant professor of painting and drawing.

Sarabia was born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico in 1978.  Sarabia currently lives in Pocatello, and has been a resident of Idaho for about 30 years. In 2002, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and in 2010 his Master of Fine Arts degrees from the ISU Department of Art.

"TAKE" is an exhibition that exposes his personal understanding of loss. Sarabia explores isolation, nature and time.  His work is made to create a narrative that can be built by the viewer, a story that can take place by the borrowed personal experiences of his own journey as an artist. "TAKE" is supported in part by the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the ISU Department of Art. 

The John B. Davis Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The compARTment Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. Gallery events are free and open to the public. The John B. Davis Gallery is located on the lower level and the compARTment Gallery is located on the fourth floor of the ISU Fine Arts Building.

For more information visit www.isu.edu/art/galleries.shtml or contact Amy Jo Popa at 282-3341.

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