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Art Exhibit on Display Through September 15

Core Topography, an exhibit from artist Safiya Carter-Thompson, is on display in the Cottey College  P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery through September 15.

Safiya Carter-Thompson was born and raised in Oakland, California. She obtained her BFA at the Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. After graduating college in 2008, she attended the University of Kansas, where she studied textile arts as a graduate student. In 2011 she graduated with a Master of Fine Art degree. She currently resides in San Leandro, California.

The principle sentiment driving Carter-Thompson's work originates from fond memories of growing up in California's dichotomous landscape. The resulting imagery is a meditation of how the landscape shaped her and is a tribute to the Bay Area landmarks and family that were imprinted on her. All elements and symbols combine to create visual landscapes. Her intention is to create stimulating areas of exploration, and enigmatic maps that trace back to childhood and adulthood memories of home.

The Gallery is located inside the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts on the northeast corner of Austin and Tower streets in Nevada, Missouri. The Galley is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and later on the evenings of performances.

The exhibit is free to the public.