News Release

Kyong exhibit to open at Center for Arts & History on Thursday

LEWISTON, Idaho – An exhibition titled “Jill Kyong: But Where I am Now” will be on display from Jan. 11 through March 8 on the second floor gallery of the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History, located at 415 Main St. in Lewiston.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, Feb. 2, from 4-6 p.m., and refreshments will be provided. An artist talk with Jill Kyong will be held Thursday, Feb. 15, from 9-10:15 a.m.

Kyong was born in South Korea and was adopted by a family in northern Minnesota. Her work focuses on personal connections, beauty, and the purity of nature. Parts of her exhibit are inspired by challenging current events, through which Kyong strives to show moments of human connection, portraying the potential for beauty and peace that arises when people still have hope. Other pieces invoke places she has traveled, including sites in the Pacific Northwest. Kyong’s abstracted depictions of nature through geometric compositions are grounded in her careful observation of the world.

Jill Kyong artwork "Ascension"

"Ascension" by Jill Kyong

Also at the Center, the “Timber Culture” exhibit’s closing reception and director’s talk by Gwen Trice has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18, from 4-6 p.m. This exhibit can be viewed on the main floor gallery until Jan. 27.

Funding for the exhibits has been provided in part by the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Center’s gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursdays; and 12-4 p.m. on select Saturdays. The Center is also open by appointment.

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