https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uvas-opening-reception-emerging-from-refuge-tickets-294816934387 UVA's Art Exhibit Gallery at the Arthaus
43 North Beacon St.
Allston, MA 02134
Art, Date Idea, Meetup, Music
UVA's Opening Reception with the curator and the 12 artists at the Arthaus Gallery
About this event:
Emerging from Refuge, curated by Karen Smigliani, includes the artwork of 12 artists: Linda Clave, Anita Helen Cohen, Gary Duehr, Jack Energy, Sarah Gately, Lynda Golderg, Bob Greene, Pauline Lim, Elisandra Lopes, Katha Seidman, Diane Sheridan, and Jennifer Turpin
The free reception includes brief artist talks, light refreshments, wine, live keyboard music by Mae Siu Wai Stroshane, and free raffle for all everyone that preregisters. Come and engage with the artists and the curator.
CDC-recommended face masks required in the gallery.
This exhibit is a follow-up to our virtual exhibit, Portraits in Refuge, from 2020. That first exhibit offered expressions of isolation, anxiety, peace, beauty, and optimism during our pandemic. The Emerging from Refuge exhibit builds on that earlier theme. The new exhibit recognizes that we are all tentatively emerging from the long confinement from the Covid-19 pandemic. The exhibit addresses several key questions:
How has your life been opening up, or not?
What has changed for you? Has returning to a more normal life brought comfort, new joy, or concerns, worries or anxiety?
What has changed for you?
While viewing this exhibit visitors are encouraged to contemplate and discuss how their lives may be different as they emerge from refuge:
What did you discover during confinement? What new activities will you continue? What will you now stop doing? How have you, your family or friends changed? What has changed around you and in your community? What have you learned? What will you miss? What will you not miss?