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Local artist to be featured at Campbellsville University

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Taren Morse, assistant professor of art at Campbellsville University, to have art exhibit Aug. 21- Sept. 6.

By Ariel C. Emberton, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University will feature a local artist, Taren Morse, Aug. 21 to Sept. 6 in The Pence-Chowning Art Gallery, 205 University Drive, Campbellsville. There will also be a reception Aug. 26 from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend both events.

According to Morse’s website, she is an “illustrator, sculpture and concept artist.”

Morse said, “I work with fantasy and sci-fi subject matter with specialization in character and creature design.” Recently, she has been working with sculptures, mainly “moquettes and busts of creatures.”

Morse received her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts at Sterling College in 2011 and went on to get her Master of Fine Arts in Illustration with an emphasis in Concept Art from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2015.

Morse studied under a variety of professionals in her industry, some who worked for Disney, Marvel and Industrial Light and Magic. She has worked on honing her art skill in different media for several years and believes that leading by example is important.

From 2015 to 2018, Morse was an art professor at Williams Baptist University in Arkansas.

Morse is the daughter of William and Dana Morse. William Morse is an associate professor of art at Campbellsville University.

Hours for the gallery shows have not been finalized yet for the upcoming semester at Campbellsville University.

Campbellsville University day classes begin Tuesday, Aug 20 at 8 a.m. Night classes, those that begin at 5 p.m. or later, begin Monday, Aug. 19.

You can see more of Morse’s work on her website

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