The Buena Vista University Art Gallery is proud to host work by area artist Theresa Odom. Odom's two week exhibition titled " Soul Fire" will open on Nov. 16 and remain until Nov. 30. The BVU Art Gallery is located inside the Harold Walter Siebens Forum, 600 west 4th St., Storm Lake.
Odom's work explores the possibilites of photography and encaustic painting while exploring her own internal images of herself. By combining the two mediums of photography and encaustic painting, her images have entered a world of metaphorphisis that is both intriguing and insightful.
Encaustic painting is a process by which an artist uses bee's wax which encases the image and gives it added depth, texure and color. It is an age-old process used by the Greeks as far back as the 5th century B.C.
Odom is a non- traditional student majoring in Art at the BVU main campus in Storm Lake. Theresa was born was and raised in Decorah and moved to Graettinger in the spring of 1998 where she has lived and worked since her marriage to James. She graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College with a Associate of Art Degree with an emphasis in Graphic Design Technologies in 2003 and she has raised two teenage children while working to attain her degrees, with the added challenge of dealing with the death of her husband during that time. Odom will graduate from Buena Vista University in December.
For more information about the exibition or the BVU Art Gallery, contact Mary Mello-Nee, Gallery Director, ar 712-749-2143.