Sept. 29, 2010
Luther College alumnus Byron Anway will display his artwork in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Gallery on the campus of Luther College Oct. 25–Dec. 16. Anway's exhibit is titled "Scenes from a Crash."
The college will host a gallery reception for Anway Thursday, Nov. 11, from 5-6 p.m.
The exhibit and reception are both open to the public with no charge for admission.
Anway was born in Portland, Ore.; grew up in Northfield, Minn.; and graduated from Luther College in 2004, earning the bachelor of arts degree in art and a teaching certificate in K-12 art education. He is a candidate for the master of fine arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Anway has taught both in the United States and abroad, working at the International School of Brussels, Belgium, and at the American Academy, Casablanca, Morocco.
"In July, 2010, a young man from Kansas drove his car into my house," Anway said in his artist's statement about his "Scenes from a Crash" exhibit. "The police report stated that he was traveling at speeds up to 45 miles per hour.
"For the past two years I have been making oil renderings of my low-income neighborhood in Lincoln, Neb. These paintings are meditations on my entrance into domesticity, adulthood, and my first truly committed relationship, " he said.
In addition to Anway's Luther College show, his master of fine arts thesis exhibition will be displayed at the Eisentrager/Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in early 2011.