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The Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries is pleased to present Love is a Gift that is Surely Handmade by Hannah Evelyn Jones.  Hannah was awarded the 2021 Efroymson Bridge Year Fellowship. The Efroymson Bridge Year Fellowship is a competitive award program that provides a highly motivated and talented studio art, photography or design graduate of the University of Southern Indiana’s Art and Design Department with the opportunity to develop a strong portfolio in preparation for graduate study. The Fellowship allows the recipient to focus on their studio or design practice to expand the their artistic vision and enhance their portfolio, to gain maturity as an art maker or designer, and to successfully gain entrance to graduate school in their area of expertise.

Hannah Evelyn Jones’ works can be described as dream-like, figurative and narrative paintings that incorporate mixed media, particularly embroidery, creating complex surfaces that are appreciable both formally and for their content. Her collection of more than 25 mixed media pieces are accompanied by poems and verses written by the artist, creating an engaging dialogue for the viewer as they move through the exhibition spaces.

The University of Southern Indiana and the Art and Design Department are most grateful to the Efroymson Family Fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this outstanding award and exhibition.

Photo of balloons with exhibition title.