Erman B. White Gallery to feature “The Silence is Loud” by Erika Navarrete | Butler Community College

Erman B. White Gallery to feature “The Silence is Loud” by Erika Navarrete

Erika Navarrete's painting to feature in Butler Art Gallery
Published: Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Erika Navarrete’s artwork to exhibit in Butler Art Gallery

Butler Community College’s Art Department is hosting “The Silence is Loud” art exhibit by Erika Navarrete from Nov. 8 to Dec. 3 at the Erman B. White Gallery of Art.  

Navarrete earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2003 and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008. She maintains an active studio practice investigating relationships between people and the home’s structure through the mediums of painting, drawing, and printmaking. She exhibits her work locally and nationally.

“I often pair the figure with food, various flora and fauna, and interior spaces to address the complexities of fulfillment, restraint, indulgence, desire, denial and mortality. These are issues that correspond to the language and emotions surrounding intimate relationships, our inner dialogue and self-evaluation. My current work furthers these ideas, honing on the behaviors we engage in when we believe no one is watching,” said Navarrete.

The artist reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Erman B. White Gallery of Art, located in the 700 Building on the main campus in El Dorado.   

The E.B. White Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check the Fine Arts and Communication Division Events Calendar for more upcoming events.

For more information about the exhibit, please contact Trisha Coates at or call (316) 322-3330.