Northwestern College Exhibit to Feature Work by Washington State Artist
Northwestern College will open its 2019–20 art exhibit season with a show by Meghan Flynn, an artist and art professor from Yakima, Washington. Entitled “Avant-Garden,” the exhibit will be on display in Northwestern’s Te Paske Gallery Aug. 20 through Sept. 20. A public reception with the artist is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m.
Flynn uses a variety of media to portray human idiosyncrasies and interpersonal relationships—exploring concepts such as fragility, anxiety, identity, beauty, idealization, love, loss and depression. Her paintings and drawings employ color and expression to mirror a person’s inner turmoil, including her own.
“My art has been an inner journey, which has taught me about my own quirky personality and dark thoughts and has made me realize the journey is one we all take,” she says. “In this way, I connect with others like myself and with those I may likely never meet: my audience.”
Flynn is a native of Hartley, Iowa, who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Iowa State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Washington State University. Her work has been included in various regional and national juried exhibitions across the United States—most notably, the University of North Carolina in Asheville; the Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton, Washington; and the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Manifest awarded her first place in the gallery’s major publication, International Drawing Annual (INDA 8).
Flynn previous taught at Washington State University, the University of Wisconsin–Marinette, and Iowa Western Community College. She currently teaches drawing and design at Yakima Valley College in Washington state.
Northwestern’s Te Paske Gallery is located in the Thea G. Korver Visual Arts Center, on Highway 10 at 214 8th Street SW in Orange City. Gallery hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday.