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7AttheageotwelveDr.StephanieSkolikbegantopaint.Atapointinherearlyadultyearsshehadtomakeadecisionwhethertopursueacareerinmedicineoracareerinart.Shechosemedicinebutshestillpaintsandhasbeenor40yearsnottobeseenbyanyonenoteventobeseenbyherselbutorasshesaysthejourneyopaintingthepersonalexperiencethefeelingopaintingpaintingwhatisinmyconsciousnessontoacanvas.Dr.SkolikearnedabachelorsdegreeromMarshallUni-versityin1981andgraduatedromtheUniversitysSchooloMedicinein1985.ShewasafnalistintheU.S.OlympicTri-alsinbasketballin1980andaRhodesScholarshipfnalistin1981.SheadmitshoweverthatduringheryearsatMarshallshehauntedthefneartsdepartment.Shetooktwoyearsoduringhermedicalstudiestopursueherartistictrainingbutsheendedupreturningtomedicineorhervocationandormorethan20yearshasdedicatedherseltoimprovingthelivesoWestVirginians.SheisanophthalmologistinHuntingtonWestVir-giniaandPresidentandCEOotheHuntingtonRetinaCen-ter.In2013shewashonoredwiththeOutstandingWomaninTechnologyAwardorherretinopathyresearchandinventionodevicestoassistwitheyesurgery.InnerandOuterVisionThePaintingsofStephanieA.SkolikM.D.AsaphysicianwhoworksinafeldcriticaltosightandretinacareIammoreacutelyawareohowtoexecutemyownvisionandhowthevisualrepresentationowhatIseebothinnerandouterperceptioniscommunicatedinmywork.Manymusesspeaktoherandsheexperimentswithavarietyomediaoilpaintwatercolorcharcoalpastelmixedmediaandstylesin-cludingrealismsurrealismandabstraction.ThiswillbethefrstmajorexhibitoworksbyDr.Skolik.Itisherwishtomakeherworkaccessibletoeveryoneinasmanywaysaspossibleandwillincludereliesbraillelabelsandin-depthverbalnarratives.Visitorswillbeabletoenjoytheex-hibitusingmultiplesensesincludingvisionhearingandtouch.ThankstotheRobertC.ByrdInstituteforAdvancedFlexibleManufacturingfortheirassistance.ThisexhibitissponsoredbyOliverH.andGayeH.FearingtheArthurandJoanWeisbergFamilyFoundationInc.LakeandLouisePolanandTheAmericanRetinaResearchFoundation.AdditionalsupportforthisexhibitisprovidedbytheWestVirginiaDivisionofCultureandHistoryandtheNationalEndowmentfortheArtswithapprovalfromtheWestVirginiaCommissionontheArts.November12014-January252015SwitzerGalleryOpeningreceptiontakesplaceNovember22014from2to5p.m.Admissionisfree.StephanieSkolikAmericanb.1958AnnsBackyardinHilo1988.Oiloncanvas38x38.Courtesyotheartist.