Artist Wesley Hunt Exhibits at McCall Art Gallery, BSCTC
Photo Caption: Artwork by Wesley Hunt
Big Sandy Community & Technical College will host an exhibition of the art of Wesley Shane Hunt at the McCall Art Gallery on the Prestonsburg Campus. Entitled Synchronicity: An Exercise of Consciousness, the exhibit will open on August 31 and close on September 27. An opening reception will be held on August 31 at 3 pm.
Hunt, a native of Pike County, spent a few years traveling and experiencing different cultures before eventually returning to the mountains. Once back in his home state, Hunt was able to obtain not only a bachelor’s degree in Human Services, but also completed a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College.
Hunt worked as a case manager and addiction therapist in the years leading up to his becoming a professional artist. A lifelong musician, Hunt had always had a creative side to him. Not until he stumbled into the world of abstract art did he ever find true freedom. Currently, Hunt is making the transition into being a full-time professional artist.
For him, art is therapy. Art can be therapeutic in many, many ways. As an artist,
as the creator, he’s on a constant spiritual journey. Ever increasing his awareness
and mindfulness throughout the completion of each piece, he is fortunate to be able
to observe the process of creating art from beginning to end. He feels the subjects’
emotions, the ups and the downs, the lows and the highs… an emotional roller-coaster
of sorts. He’s merely an observer participating in the transference of energy from
the spiritual to the physical, as he allows the energy that’s present to record himself
on canvas. It is at most times, controlled chaos. For more information about Wesley
Hunt, go to @wesleyhuntoriginalart
For more information about the McCall Art Gallery, go to @mccallartgalleryofbsctc or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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