Waco: BU freshman opening art exhibit in Las Vegas

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Published: Sep. 9, 2016 at 6:24 PM CDT
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A Baylor University freshman is set to open her first art exhibit at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in October.

Carter Agassi, 18, of Las Vegas said she fell in love with art at a young age but didn't start focusing on her craft until middle and high school.

"I went to an arts high school. I just kind of did it for fun and people started to like it so I was like, ok let's do it," she said.

Agassi painted faces of celebrities, most of whom are musicians, on wooden pallets.

"I deconstruct them, and I kind of build them back up. So it's reclaimed wood, kind of rustic-looking. They're amazing legends, and also they look really cool so I was like this can go hand-in-hand," she said.

The exhibit will kick off on Oct. 22 with a private invite only exhibition and sale.

After the event, Agassi's work will continue to be featured and displayed at the gallery

A portion of the proceeds of Carter's artwork in Las Vegas will go to "The Andre Agassi Foundation For Education" which prepares students for college and life after graduation.

"I definitely love volunteering, I love helping people out and I want to incorporate that into the things I do," she said.

Carter is the niece of tennis legend Andre Agassi.