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04-30-2011


University of the Cumberlands student presents senior art exhibit

 


University of the Cumberlands student Damion Stephenson with two of his oil paintings, “Forgiveness” and “Weeping” (behind Stephenson), during his senior art exhibit, shown on the UC campus April 25 through April 29. The paintings are part of a four-piece angel series, inspired by the loss of someone close to Stephenson. Stephenson will graduate from the Williamsburg, Ky. campus on May 7.

WILLIAMSBURG, KY. —University of the Cumberlands (UC) student Damion Stephenson presented his senior art exhibit to the public April 25 through April 29 in the J.M. Boswell Art Gallery on UC’s campus. A reception was held for him on Thursday afternoon, April 27.

When asked what inspires him in his art, Stephenson says, “Things that happen in my life, people around me…the way I feel about life in general.” This is clearly seen in a four-part angel series, portraying four very different angels—“Guardian,” “The Fallen One,” “Weeping” and “Forgiveness.” The oil paintings were inspired by the loss of someone close to Stephenson.

Much of Stephenson’s work is digital, but also includes oil paintings, pastel and charcoal, monoprints, etching, paper mache, sculpture and woodcarving.

Stephenson, an art major and sports science minor, plans to work in graphic design in his hometown of Miami, Florida after graduation.

Stephenson was born in Savlamar, Westmoreland, Jamaica.