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Foster Art Gallery to feature Anina Major exhibit

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Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Westminster College’s Foster Art Gallery will host Sand Swallows Beneath My Feet, an art exhibition of mixed media sculptures, video and prints by Anina Major from Jan. 14 to Feb. 8. A gallery reception will be held from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the gallery.

A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Major works primarily in clay but has extensive training in various fine arts medium, including drawing, painting and printmaking. Her work often pays homage to her island upbringings and surroundings.

“There is a transformative space between grounded and uprooted experiences that counteract our states of stay. With references to the ecology of my homeland, I continue to investigate the relationship between self and place. Through imaginative rediscovery, the work explores themes of hybridity and cultural identity within the context of my personal migration,” said Major in describing her exhibit.

Major studied at the College of The Bahamas before earning her undergraduate degree in graphic design from Drexel University in Philadelphia and a master of fine arts degree in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Foster Art Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, please contact Summer Zickefoose, professor of art, at 724-946-7267 or

PICTURED: Ecology of Relationships, 2018 • Clay, rope, lightbulbs