Kilgore, TX — The Kilgore College Visual Arts Department will display the artwork of Joshua Kight in the Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Building on the Kilgore campus from Feb. 19 through March 29,
The public is invited to come and meet Kight at a reception set for 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, also in the Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Building,
A poetry reading by Kight will take place at 2:30 p.m. on that day in Van Cliburn Auditorium.
For more information on Kight, visit www.joshkight.com .
Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
For more information, contact Carolyn Fox-Hearne, gallery director, at 903-983-8128.
Joshua Kight was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virg. He grew up in a family that loved to tell stories and that nurtured an interest in human content. He came to Texas in 1976. With an undergraduate degree in art and a love of literature he began painting and writing. His poems come from life experiences and a lifelong pursuit of what, another Virginia boy, Edgar Allen Poe, called a “glimpse of the ineffable.” In 1984 he received a Master’s of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. He has showed large canvasses and drawings in various media all over the country. In 1997, after a residency in Colorado Springs, he became dissatisfied with canvas and went through a difficult two-year process of change— full of lots of trial and error. In 1999 he began to show mixed media heads and poems. Since 2005, he has shown mixed media paintings based on body organs from a book of Leonardo DaVinci’s dissection drawings. The poems have begun to have a life of their own as well with one being published in Pinyon Magazine in the spring of issue of 2006.