Hannah Reeves

“I Measure Every Grief I Meet” Art exhibition underway at William Woods University

In the latest art exhibition of the 2022-2023 academic year, William Woods University(WWU) is hosting a showing that features drawings in cloth, thread and antique lace by artist Hannah Reeves. “I Measure Every Grief I Meet” is underway and will continue through Thursday, November 10, at Kemper Center for the Arts. A reception and presentation from the artist is scheduled for Thursday, November 3, at 3 p.m.

Abstracted, fibrous representations of decorative domestic patterns, memento mori, and other imagery alluding to sentimental memory comprise this body of work by Reeves, who is based in nearby Columbia, Missouri.


“Veils, lockets, embroidery, picked flowers, and delicate forms of life from nature are symbols – often manipulated, distorted, and layered – of the mystery of death and fragility of life and its connections,” she said. “Time is a central figure in these considerations of grief, and the use of thread and time-consuming stitching as drawing media is meant to emphasize it role.”  

All art will be on display at the Mildred Cox Gallery in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts at William Woods. Admission to the Cox Gallery is free, with hours of 12-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.