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Looking Glass Gallery presents ‘Inspiring Stories and Adventures’ exhibit

BOONE—The Looking Glass Gallery at Appalachian State University will present “Inspiring Stories and Adventures,” an exhibition featuring the work of artist Mieszko Kwiatkowski. The exhibition will be on display through Wednesday, Feb. 5.

View larger image“Great Animal” from the work of Mieszko Kwiatkowski will be on display through Feb. 5 in Looking Glass Gallery at Appalachian State University. (Image courtesy of Looking Glass Gallery)

Kwiatkowski is a student in Appalachian’s Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program, an initiative that provides a college experience for students with intellectual disabilities.

Art has been a life-long source of expression for Kwiatkowski, who has Down syndrome. During his time at Appalachian, Kwiatkowski has expanded his artistic practice through classes within the Department of Art.

“Inspiring Stories and Adventures” showcases Kwiatkowski’s artistic variety through works ranging from those rendered with crayons and Sharpie markers, to ceramic works and acrylic paintings. In addition to incorporating a range of media, his bold and colorful works reflect a unique interpretation of influences. Through titles like “Savage Land,” “Knights of the Round Table,” and “Peter and the Wolf,” viewers gain insight into the stories and ideas that inspire Kwiatkowski’s abstracted works.

The Looking Glass Gallery is located on the first floor of Plemmons Student Union. Gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 10 p.m. Gallery admission is free. For more information, visit or call 828-262-3032.