T.K. McGuire exhibit to open Friday at museum
Currently featured on the Putnam County Museum Art Walk is its newest art exhibit, “Catharsis” by artist T.K. McGuire.
The opening will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday evening, July 7 at the Putnam County Museum, 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle.
In the words of the artist McGuire, “‘Catharsis’ is a collection dedicated to art therapy and mental health awareness. ‘The Seed of Life’ was the first work of art that I created in this collection. It was this particular work of art that set me on a journey of self-discovery.
“This collection expresses my struggles as a woman dealing with loss and finding peace through creative work,” she said. “As a student, some of my pieces were critiqued as overly feminine and woman-centered. These critiques left me feeling ashamed and depressed, and I found myself struggling with my art.
“Some of the works in this collection went into storage as I struggled to change direction,” McGuire added.”This experience left me feeling empty and the struggle to find peace was apparent in my creations.”
As time and her schooling went on she began to blossom with in her art and the confidence that comes with growth as an artist and woman. She was able to face her fears and is now proud to display her creations. McGuire attributes art therapy to being comfortable enough to exhibit her works of art.
Walking through the art walk of the museum you can easily see the strategic brush strokes and the captivating feminine lines.
At least some of the pieces of art work will be for sale.
The exhibit and the museum are open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Persons may call 653-8419 for more information or go to www.facebook.com/PutnamCoMuseum/where you will find information on this and other upcoming events and exhibits.