The University of Pikeville’s Weber Art Gallery is featuring “Writing with Pictures: The Planning, Process, and Production of a Professional Illustrator,” an exhibit showcasing the artwork of Christopher Epling. The gallery showcases a variety of works by Epling, including children’s book illustrations, graphic novels, and newspaper cartoons. Based locally in Regina, Ky, Epling is the art director for both the St. Francis School of Assisi in Pikeville and the Challenger Learning Center of Hazard where he also serves as a board member. Epling said that for some, art is the painting hanging on a wall, but to others art is a way to share ideas, convey opinions, and tell a story. He said this gallery collection is a glimpse into his relationship with art. The exhibit is open through March 8. The community is invited to a reception for the artist on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm. The Weber Art Gallery is located on the second floor of Record Memorial Building on UPIKE’s campus.