Have you heard about a new annual exhibition coming to the Art Center this November? Aware is a community-based project that brings history, cultural diversity and community together through art. The idea is to bring awareness to a topic that affects our community but may not have the attention it deserves.
This year Aware '22 is being led by artist Maggie Kerrigan, who says about the project, "We're not trying to tell someone else's story. What we're trying to do is to bring people to the story."
In the video below, Maggie explains the inspiration behind this project and what to expect from Aware '22.
November 4-13 Exhibition on view
November 4, Opening Reception 6-8pm
w/ guest speaker Nikki Bass from the Nansemond Indian Nation
November 13, Artist Talk 3-4pm
w/ guest speaker Joanne Faulkner on the Indian Boarding School program
From a miniature ceramic tea party to an exploratory galaxy, our October exhibition has us all Going to Extremes. You never know how artists are going to interpret a theme and that's what's so fun about seeing an exhibition in person.
From very big...
To very small...
Going to Extremes, has it all.
Going to Extremes is a juried exhibition featuring 37 artists. Below are the winners selected by our guest juror, Amanda Bradley, Gallery Manager and Center Curator at d'Art Center in Norfolk, Va.
Here are some highlights from the opening reception curtesy of Susan Werby.