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March 26, 2018

'Cultivate: An Investigation of Narrative's Role in Design,' a Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Taylor Klover

Submitted by Katelin Schmedemann

The Kansas State University art department will present the exhibition "Cultivate — An Investigation of Narrative's Roll in Design," by Master of Fine Arts candidate Taylor Klover March 26-30 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall. A reception will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 30, in the gallery. Events are free and open to the public.

Klover, from Hiawatha, received her Bachelor of Arts in visual communication from Kansas Wesleyan University. Interested in the power of imagery as a communication tool, Klover has explored ways in which brands communicate with their audience on a more personal level through the process of storytelling techniques and methods. Investigating literary and visual moods of storytelling, Klover has created an extension of her findings through "Cultivate." The show communicates the importance of self-sustainability through growing one's own food and looks to provide a sense of inspiration for those interested in connecting with their food and health in a more direct manner. "Cultivate" also aims at spurring dialogue around such issues as self-sustainability and food insecurity. The exhibition is presented as part of the Master of Fine Arts degree requirements.

This event is presented and funded by the Student Governing Association's fine arts fee. 

The Mark A. Chapman Gallery on the first floor of Willard Hall opened in 2005. Cheryl Mellenthin and Mark Chapman funded a complete renovation of the former Willard Hall Gallery, increasing the exhibition space to more than 1,400 square feet along with 400 square feet dedicated to exhibition preparation and kitchen facilities. The art department hosts Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts student exhibitions in the gallery as part of graduation requirements each semester. The technology-friendly gallery serves not only exhibition purposes, but also provides a location for an active Visiting Artist lecture program.

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