Student exhibit at TTU presents images of Hurricane Katrina

Tennessee Tech University art professor Christine Koczwara gave her painting students an assignment recently that’s turned into a powerful exhibition of images in the lobby of the Bryan Fine Arts Building.

Running through Nov. 8, the exhibit presents each student’s interpretation of Hurricane Katrina, one of our nation’s biggest national disasters ever.

The students’ work depicts portraits of victims, cityscapes of the flooding and destruction, aerial views of the storm and interpretation of the Doppler radar tracking the storm’s progress.

While some students focused on the grim sadness and darkness of the destruction resulting from the disaster, others chose to use more intense color to bring about a feeling of hope.

The exhibit’s uniting concept is that, just like the hurricane itself, the work presents a powerful image.

For more information about the exhibit, call TTU’s music and art department at 931/372-3161.

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