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Local Natalie Baugh presents senior art exhibit at UC


Williamsburg, Ky. - London, Ky. native Natalie Rae Baugh presented her senior art exhibit this past week, April 8-13, in the University of the Cumberlands’ (UC) J.M. Boswell Art Gallery. A reception for the senior was sponsored on Saturday, April 13 by the UC art department.

Baugh has been creating since she was young, and remembers both of her grandmothers sewing “beautiful works of art with their needle and thread.” Her grandmothers taught her to sew and she taught herself to crochet, and eventually she was designing her Halloween costumes and jewelry. Yet her senior exhibit is made up almost entirely of paintings.

“It wasn’t until high school and my first art class that I was introduced to painting and promptly fell in love,” said Baugh, whose works are inspired by reality. “I aim to reach beyond the surface of an object and draw its essence.”

The art major is minoring in Spanish and Psychology and plans to pursue a master of fine arts degree and a college teaching career. She is the daughter of Rachel and Jerry Manning and Tony Baugh.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.