Mentor/Mentee Art Exhibit Open at William Woods

Daffodils by Terry Martin (Top) and Megan Graber (lower two).
Daffodils by Terry Martin (Top) and Megan Graber (lower two).

A William Woods University art professor and his student have created an exhibit communicating life themes.

Professor Terry Martin and student Megan Graber worked together as mentor and mentee to complete the exhibit, called Experimental Techniques: Color Drawing and Painting. The exhibit can be seen through May 9 in the ground level corridor gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts.

The project was generated with some inspiration from the pair’s favorite things, such as fishing and equestrian science. Initially, they used chalk pastel for some of their work and then branched out into some other mixed media.

“When Terry approached me about doing an exploration into color drawing and painting, I thought it would be an amazing opportunity to experience something new and learn from an amazing professor,” Graber said.

Typically a black and white charcoal and pencil drawing artist, Graber went completely out of her comfort zone, using color for this project.

“We worked together and experimented with different mediums and techniques and it was a truly great experience,” Graber said.

Martin added, “I feel Megan was a great choice for me, now a senior citizen who needs to depend on a person such as Megan getting the job done. I believe art will always be an important source of happiness in Megan’s life.”