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"Into the Wild" Exhibition by Kate Ritchie


Ron Daise Auditorium

Sat, May 4 - Sat, Jun 8 2024, All day
Sat, May 4 - Sat, Jun 8 2024
9:30am - 4:30pm


Artist Talk: May 4th | 1:00PM - 2:00PM


The "In Into the Wild" exhibition by artist Kate Ritchie delves into humanity's disconnect from nature and the profound wisdom found in indigenous cultures' reverence for animals. Each creature embodies unique behaviors and perspectives, offering lessons on living in harmony with our environment. Through a blend of printmaking, painting, and mixed media, I celebrate our interconnectedness with nature and the universe, exploring the spiritual significance of animals and their enduring presence in cultural symbols.  


About the Artist 

Originally from Salisbury, NC, Kate Ritchie grew up on a horse farm lined with a creek and acres of woods. Kate was put in art classes from the time she was 5 years old where she made crafts in the ‘art room’ in the loft of the barn on her family’s property. She has been making art her whole life and enjoys learning and experimenting with new art techniques. While studying Studio Art at College of Charleston from 2010-2014, she decided to not have a focus and instead took art classes in every medium the college offered. She is now finding ways to combine these techniques to make new and unique pieces of artwork. 

Kate Ritchie received a BA in Studio Art and Arts Management at the College of Charleston in 2014 and still resides in Charleston today. She can be found working in her studio at Redux Contemporary Art Studio most days.