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Waggoner library offers displays

"Self-portrait" by artist Betsy Karounos
Waggoner library is currently host to two displays including the works of artist Betsy Karounos and a featured nativity exhibit of pieces from around the world.

The work of artist Betsy Karounos, wife of English professor Michael Karounos, is exhibited on the upper floor of the library through February. Karounos’s paintings, drawings, and monotype prints are featured in this display.

“My goal is to arrive at something truthful, interesting, and sometimes enigmatic that is executed with a combination of energy and care,” said Karounos in an artist’s statement.

Karounos is an experienced artist and art instructor with a BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has taught art courses at Watkins College of Art and Design, Free Will Baptist Bible College, John A. Gupton College, and the University of St. Francis satellite program. Her work is included in public and private collections in Nashville and Chicago.



The numerous, diverse nativity scene displays are located on the main and upper levels of the library. Many of the pieces are on loan from Esther Swink, dean of the school of education, and Ruth Kinnersley, director of library services. They will be on display through January 6 (Epiphany).