Imagination Reflected by Curt Kiwak

Curt Kiwak's "A Creature That Doesn’t Understand What It Really Is" 9”x12” mixed media on paper
Tucson International Airport Link Gallery
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Imagination Reflected by Curt Kiwak.

A lot of Kiwak’s drawings include images of things that reflect his childhood fears. Some symbols and subjects get repeated often: animals, water, monsters, prisoner of war camp images, and innocents in jeopardy. He says he is intrigued by how his imagination gets reflected on the page and how the work then takes on a life of its own.

Kiwak works with ball point pens, pastels mixed with different paint mediums, pencils, charcoal and paint on paper can be seen in a solo exhibition in the airport’s Link gallery through Nov 2.

Kiwak gets some of his inspiration from his lifelong career as a preschool teacher. He states, “As a preschool teacher I allow children to learn through experience. I want them to explore and answer questions and solve problems. They need to be active learners. My classroom setting encourages them to make choices about materials and activities. I believe that children at this age learn best by pursuing their own interests and goals and not through typical school-like art activities. Teaching through play and hands on experiences is the best practice at this age. I continue to help my young students know that art is not just limited to a finished product but a process. Finally as an artist I have been influenced by young children’s art. How they see the world and how they use their representational skills have always drifted into my artwork.

Map pin7250 S. Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ, 85756
DirectionsGround level adjacent to United Airlines baggage belt #7
CostCost: Free
PhonePh: 1-520-573-8187
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