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Reception planned for artist Kymia Nawabi

November 13, 2018 - Robbie Goodrich
An exhibition of works by artist Kymia Nawabi is showing through Dec. 30 in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House. An exhibition reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - A reception for artist Kymia Nawabi whose work is showing at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House through the end of the year is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the art center in downtown Nacogdoches.

"Kymia Nawabi: Not for Long, My Forlorn" features a series of large-scale drawings that "acted as meditations on life and death channeled through ravenous, otherworldly beings and animals that inhabit a purgatory-like space," according to the artist.

Recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant and Fellowship in Drawing in 2017, Nawabi has exhibited her work widely in both group and solo exhibitions. This particular exhibition has been shown at The Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, North Carolina, and The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York.

Nawabi earned first prize on season two of Bravo's "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist," taking home $100,000 and earning a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. On the final episode of "Work of Art," she organized her works for this exhibition.

Admission to the exhibition and reception, which is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Visual Arts, Nacogdoches Junior Forum, William Arscott and The Flower Shop, is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.