‘Connections’ exhibit open at WCU’s Fine Art Museum

The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will present a contemporary exhibit beginning Monday, Oct. 12, that is intended to challenge the way beliefs about the natural world are formed.

“Ornithological Quadruped: Long-tailed Marmot Heron” is a lithograph by Beauvais Lyons, part of the exhibit “Connections: Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons.”

“Ornithological Quadruped: Long-tailed Marmot Heron” is a lithograph by Beauvais Lyons, part of the exhibit “Connections: Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons.”

“Connections: Diane Fox & Beauvais Lyons” pairs photographs by Fox with lithography by Lyons to blur the boundaries between art and science, the imaginary and the real. Their depictions of animals have been described as a parody, in the “mockumentary” vein, of late 19th and early 20th century natural history displays.

An artists’ talk and reception for the University of Tennessee-Knoxville faculty husband and wife is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5 to7 p.m. in the Star Atrium of the museum. Fox is a senior lecturer at the UT College of Architecture and Design, where she teaches photography and graphic design courses. Lyons is a UT professor and teaches printmaking.

The exhibit remains at WCU through Friday, Jan. 15.

The Fine Art Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, with extended hours on Thursdays to 7 p.m. Admission and parking are free. The museum is located in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

To learn more about the “Connections” exhibit or other upcoming events, go to fineartmuseum.wcu.edu or call 828-227-3591.