UMFK Blake Library Gallery featuring drawings by Jessica Becker

July 8, 2013
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"Eclectic Works by Jessica Becker,” a premier exhibit of drawings, will be on display through Friday, August 9 at the University of Maine at Fort Kent's Blake Library Gallery.

Ms. Becker works with different materials but specializes in traditional media such as paper, pen and ink, conté crayons, and pencil. Becker applies the traditional media to her sequential style of art depicting figures and landscapes in storyboard or comic form.

Becker got many of her inspirations from the stories she read or video games she played. She liked the idea of telling stories in both the written and art forms. For Becker, capturing the story in a piece of art gives her a feeling of accomplishment.

Becker also will host an ‘Art Talk' on Monday, July 29 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the gallery. This is a great way to meet and greet the artist.

Jessica Becker is a 19-year-old art student attending the Savannah College of Art and Design working on a bachelor of fine arts degree in Sequential Art. She was born in Seneca, South Carolina. Some of her interests besides art include reading, writing, playing video games, and practicing martial arts.

The exhibit may be viewed during the summer library hours. For more information, contact Sofia Birden, gallery curator, at 834-7527.