ALTOONA, Pa. — “Invisible Things,” an exhibition by visual arts studies senior McKenna Hurd, will run March 24 through April 2 in the Sheetz Gallery of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at Penn State Altoona. A reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on March 24 in the Titelman Study of the center. This exhibition is free and open to the public.
Hurd intends to graduate from Penn State Altoona in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in visual art studies. She works with a variety of mediums, including acrylic paint, ink, graphite and colored pencil.
“Invisible Things” encompasses the physical debilitations that result from internal struggles. Hurd uses her own experiences to create works that explore dark and uncomfortable themes and that bring awareness to mental health and the stigma that surrounds it.
“The pieces call for the viewer to explore personal connections and form a deeper awareness of mental illness and its severity,” states Hurd.
Hurd’s work can be found on her Instagram account.
The galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and before and during all performances. For further information, call the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at 814-949-5452.