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Senior Abigail Balkovec’s artwork to be displayed

The exhibit will be open Oct. 8 through Nov. 2.

Teghan Simonton Oct 2, 2018

The Waynesburg University Fine Arts Department will host an art exhibition, beginning Oct. 8, to showcase the work of senior art major Abigail Balkovec. The exhibition, in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery, will open with a reception at 6 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

“The theme is my journey during college and the experimentation that led to my discoveries of what I enjoy most about creating and producing art.”

Abigail Balkovec

Balkovec said her goal is to convey her own self-discovery as an artist. She hopes viewers are able to see how she has changed during the last four years in both subject matter and skill.

“I have experimented with many media to find the one for me,” said Balkovec. “The theme is my journey during college and the experimentation that led to my discoveries of what I enjoy most about creating and producing art.”

In the last year, said Andrew Heisey, chair of the Fine Arts Department, Balkovec has focuses especially with digital drawing using her iPad and Apple Pencil. Heisey said he has enjoyed watching her develop a style all her own using this medium.

Balkovec said Waynesburg University has helped her grow as an artist, allowing her to understand her preferred style, medium and subject matter. She is looking forward to sharing her work with the community.

“I am excited for the feedback,” she said. “In the department, we critique each other, but I think it will be nice to discuss [my work] with people that have different backgrounds and see different things.”

For more information, contact Andrew Heisey, chairperson for the Fine Arts Department, at or call 724-852-3274.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or

Opening Reception

Join Abigail Balkovec on Monday, Oct. 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery for an opening reception.