December 1, 2008
Art is one way to express emotions, change and stages of life. And as Oklahoma Baptist University senior family psychology major Aimee Hicks proves, you don't have to be an artist or an art major to produce great works.
The 22-year-old from Plano, Texas, will showcase her artwork on campus Dec. 6-12, from 3-5 p.m., in the Art Division Gallery. OBU is hosting a series of senior art shows throughout the fall semester depicting each artist's favorite pieces in accordance with their chosen theme.
The theme for Hicks' show is "Transitions," with works ranging from the time she was a freshman at OBU through her career as a senior.
"The pieces will show my transition not only as an artist, but as a person," Hicks said.
One of the central pieces for the show is a representational self-portrait of Hicks. The work depicts the transitions in her life during the past few years that have transformed her into the person she is today. Hicks asks viewers to remain open-minded when viewing her work.
"Judge my pieces on a technical level, but do not judge the artist by the art," Hicks said.
After graduating from OBU, Hicks aspires to further her education. She plans to move to Chicago to attend the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and obtain a masters degree in clinical counseling with a focus in community counseling.