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Benedum Fine Arts Gallery features international artist

The show runs Jan. 24 through Feb. 18

Rachel Pellegrino Jan 20, 2022

The Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts will host an art show Monday, Jan. 24, through Friday, Feb. 18, featuring Colombian artist, Javier Flechas.

The exhibition will be held in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery and open with a reception Monday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

The exhibit, titled “A Long Etcetera,” is a memorial celebration of life and death. It will feature work created by Flechas during the pandemic and will exemplify the feelings of grief and loss brought on by COVID-19.

“While this work came from a time Javier spent alone and it represents how he has been processing this grief and pain brought on by the pandemic, it’s still something we can all relate to,” said Emily Wiedner, lecturer in art. “These paintings show images of flowers that continue to accumulate over time. Each flower is meant to represent a life lost to COVID-19. Flowers are offerings we give to each other as a sign of love during times of happiness and grief.”

Attendees are invited to color in a flower in memoriam of someone they lost during the pandemic. A card will then be filled out for that person and placed under the work. For those not in attendance and unable to participate, submit your request here.

The Benedum Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In compliance with the Keep Waynesburg Well Plan, all guests are asked to wear a mask when attending the exhibition.

For more information, contact Wiedner at

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