Student Exhibition: Paintings by Korey Schepers
Monday, October 15, 2012-Friday, November 30, 2012
Korey Schepers is a senior at Maquoketa High School and also takes college-credit classes through Clinton Community College. She is actively involved in the school where she participates in cross-country, tennis, soccer, softball, Student Senate, Art Club, and plays saxophone in the band. She is presently looking at colleges where she plans to pursue studies in art, graphic design, or biology with an emphasis in forensics.
Korey has been interested in art for a number of years and has taken several art classes in school: Introduction to Art, Three-Dimensional Art, Two-Dimensional Art, Intermediate Art, and Advanced Art
In October 2012, Korey enrolled in a two-day Fine Arts Workshop at Maquoketa Art Experience (MAE) where she studied under Denice Peters for two days, learning the ins and outs of pastel landscape painting. During this workshop, MAE discovered that Korey had only experimented with pastels three times prior. As we watched Korey master this medium painting after painting, we grew more and more impressed with her natural talent.
Korey’s ease with grasping this new medium was the inspiration for MAE’s new Student Exhibition Gallery space. We wanted to honor Korey and share her art with everyone.
Korey’s favorite medium is acrylic painting because it is forgiving; when she makes a mistake, it is easy to start over. In regards to subject matter, Korey likes to paint people and objects that possess interesting characteristics. To Korey, art is a creative outlet that inspires her, one in which she can escape and not worry about anything else.