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The Intersection of Grief and Gratitude: Katie DuVal Mihelich MFA Thesis Exhibition

November 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - November 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

Integrated visual arts graduate student Katie DuVal Mihelich will present “The Intersection of Grief and Gratitude” exhibition for her master of fine arts thesis. Her work will be on display at the CASA Gallery located at 130 S. Sheldon Avenue in Ames. The exhibition will be available to view at various times between Friday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 19. A closing reception will be held from 5–8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. Selected artwork will include wearable art and personal objects with mixed media, jewelry, and metalsmithing fabrication techniques.

Mihelich’s work tells the story of her mother’s cancer diagnosis and how it affected her family. Her pieces come together in an interwoven series to convey a meaningful story—one that promotes personal reflection, human connection, and culminates at the intersection of grief and gratitude.

Exhibition schedule:

Friday, Nov. 10, 5–8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 12, noon–4 p.m.


Friday, Nov 17, 5–8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 19, noon–4 p.m.


November 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
November 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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CASA Gallery
130 S. Sheldon Avenue
Ames, United States