Penn State Altoona presents "Universal Bonds" student exhibition

Artwork by Kylea Myers
Credit: Penn State

Connections through experiences create bonds between us. A visual representation of those bonds will be exhibited April 13 - May 7 at the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Universal Bonds is the debut solo exhibition for Kylea Myers, a senior Visual Arts Studies major. There will be a reception from 3-5 p.m. on April 13 in the Center.

“We are connected through our experience of the world, our origins, and our interactions with one another,” Myers states in reference to her work. The main goal of this body of work is to bring people together. The thread and nails used within her work symbolize these shared bonds and connections. Each piece contains constellations intertwined within the thread and nails. The constellations represent humanity’s beginnings within the universe as well as a personal connection to the artist. There are some constellations combined and some created to help the aesthetic of the works. Myers wishes to deconstruct the social barriers everyone has acquired through the passage of time. She believes everyone should remember to empathize with one another.

The pieces on display range from large scale complete compositions to small scale studies. The studies and the completed works are all included to give insight to non-artists about the process Myers undergoes to construct her pieces.

The box office and galleries are open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and before and during all performances. Information may also be obtained by calling the box office at 814-949-5452.