Graduate’s show floods UAA gallery with color

UAA alum Alisa Flugham is wowing the art community with her floral acrylic, copper and mixed media pieces in an Elements of Nature showing at the Campus Center Gallery from March 22 to April 6. Also in the showing are the unfinished woodworks of Chris Standley.

Fulgham is also selling several outstanding, glossy extensions of herself at the gallery, which are well worth the price, though they are beyond what most students could afford. Still, passers by commented on how they would look in certain rooms of their homes and it seems likely she will get buyers for the works, which range from $650 to $1,000.

In her artist's statement, Fulghum tells of the meaning of her huge, florid works.

“Man of my most vivid childhood memories are those long summer days spent gardening with my father. He was always there with a parable or anecdote that turned a simple activity, such as planting bulbs, pulling weeds or playing with insects, into lessons that have shaped who I am today,” she wrote.

Fulgham, who graduated from UAA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2000, has list of showings, awards and publications two pages long, available for viewing. Among her awards are five art scholarships that carried her through her college years.

The First Friday reception for the Elements of Nature showing is April 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.