Azucena Trejo Williams to exhibit art Oct. 27-Nov. 14

Oct. 22, 2014
For Immediate Release

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s Department of Art will host “unrequited,” a solo exhibition by Azucena Trejo Williams Oct. 27-Nov. 14 at the Pence- Chowning Art Gallery located at 205 University Drive, Campbellsville.

An exhibition reception will be Monday, Nov. 3 from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. with an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. at the Susan Kirkland Tesseneer Art Studio at 201 University Drive, Campbellsville. The public is invited to both the reception, talk and exhibit free of charge.

Trejo Williams’ installation showcases three works that explores the essence of communication in sound, body language and technology. She layers an array of themes while maintaining a minimalistic aesthetic inviting the viewer to approach the work in a conceptual manner.

“Secrets” and “You can’t stop the future, You can’t rewind the past…- Steven” uses the idea of secrets as a vehicle to reveal the quintessence of non-verbal communication while “Longing” examines the role in which a generated system can extract the emotion derived from traditional photo-taking and showcase the process involved in creating a photographic melody from a still image.

Trejo Williams is the artist-in-residence at Campbellsville University and serves as the vice chair for the academic committee on the Patrons of the Visual Arts Board.

She is a graduate student at Maryland Institute College of Art working on an MFA in studio art. She received her bachelor of arts in photojournalism from the University of North Texas in 2003.

She was a photographer at the San Angelo (Texas) Standard-Times and Fort Wayne (Indiana) News- Sentinel, and was photo editor for the Killeen (Texas) Daily Herald newspapers including Fort Hood (Texas) News-Sentinel and Copperas Cove (Texas) Herald.

She was a contributing editor to winning Newspaper of the Year by the Texas Association of Managing Editors (TXAPME) and received honorable mention in informative graphics design from TXAPME in 2006. She also worked at the Dallas Museum of Art as a docent, in the dducation department and visitors’ services. Her work has been published in newspapers from 1997 to 2006.

Trejo Williams did her post baccalaureate studies in art and art education at Campbellsville University from 2011 until 2013. She received the Drawing Award for “Momento Mori” in the Student Juried Show at Campbellsville University in 2012 and four awards in 2013 including Best of Show for her watercolor titled “Kasota” that is now part of Campbellsville University’s permanent collection.

Her watercolors have been shown at the Campbellsville University Russ Mobley Theater, Center Square Foundation’s Art Festival in Lebanon, Ky., and at the Pence-Chowning Gallery art exhibition, “Legacy: Henrietta Scott” in 2012.

Her work was twice selected for the Kentucky Council of Postsecondary Education: Exhibition of Institutional Artwork in Frankfort, Ky. Her screen print, “Magnolia grandiflora” (2012) and her watercolor, “Spring Break” (2013) represented Campbellsville University for post-secondary education for the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, respectively.

Hours for the Pence-Chowning Art Gallery include: Mondays – 9 a.m.-11 a.m.; noon-2 p.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays – 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and noon-1 p.m.; Wednesdays – 10 a.m.-11 a.m.; noon-2 p.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m.; Thursdays – 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.; noon-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-3 p.m.; and Fridays – 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and noon-1 p.m.

If no one is in the gallery, visitors are encouraged to come to the Art Building, behind the
Pence-Chowning Gallery, to get someone to unlock for them.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.