On Friday, the works of former UNC associate professor Kimowan Metchewais were put on display in the Greenbridge Developments building.
Metchewais’ works are being featured in the fourth exhibit held by LIGHT: Art and Design, a new art and furnishing studio started by owner Cindy Spuria in December , said marketing manager Carrie Moore.
“(Spuria) has always been passionate about art,” Moore said. “In the past she’d showcase works at her house, but now she has LIGHT.”
Hailing from a Canadian Cree Indian reservation, Metchewais worked within the art department, specializing in studio art. He was awarded the Minority Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 2000, and became an associate professor a few years later, said Jim Hirschfield, department chairman.
“His artwork is incredibly poetic,” Hirschfield said. “He’s always been pushing new boundaries.”