Shorter College alumnus Micah Cain will open “Strange Fruit” exhibit February 8
February 2, 2010 - Micah Cain, a Shorter College alumnus, will display his artwork in an exhibit titled “Strange Fruit” at Shorter College’s Arnold Art Gallery from Feb. 8 until March 4.
“Strange Fruit” is a collection of abstract organic objects. Cain uses the abstracts to let the viewer see the intricacies of nature. “My primary goal is to present the viewer with a situation designed to allow personal interpretation of an abstracted environment,” said Cain.
“Strange Fruit” is meant to present an audience with a collection of abstracted flora, he explains. Various forms will be displayed to highlight the subtleties of the organic environment, though no object is meant to be a literal representation of an actual fruit or plant. “My intent is to merely evoke a sense of the organic through familiar form, exaggerated color, and bizarre texture,” said Cain.
Cain resides in Western North Carolina and is a residential artist at the EnergyXchange. There, he makes wheel-thrown and hand-built sculptural forms.
An artist’s reception for Cain will be held March 2 at 4 p.m. in the Arnold Gallery inside the Minor Fine Arts Building and will be open to the public. The gallery will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday during the exhibition.
Micah Cain at work at the EnergyXchange in Western North Carolina.
Founded in 1873, Shorter College is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges. The college offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Arts in Leadership. Online courses are also available. Shorter will transition to university status June 1, 2010. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.
Prepared by student assistant Danielle Nieznanski