Date(s) - 04/02/2022
SIU University Museum
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The university museum will be exhibiting ‘Women’s Voices…a collective’ now until May 7th, with a closing reception on May 6th, adding to the First Friday events (SIU graduation, Mother’s Day, Buckwater Brewfest to name a few) in the month of May. This is a second in a series of shows designed by guest curator and artist Teresa Fix that will highlighting the work of 24 regional artist.
The exhibit titled ‘Women’s Voices…a collective” is meant to open the eyes of the viewer and help others to realize how diversity, creativity and thoughts are our longevity, a way of life and a way of creating a feeling to share with others, according to Teresa Fix.
“Everyone’s method of creating is a method of personal characterization,” Fix said.
Each piece in the show is created by a different artist and displays a unique perspective on life and the times we share, based on each individual artist’s experiences.
“We all build narratives, even if we are not aware of it, visual artist often develop some sort of narrative in their work serving as a symbol, when words are not enough.”
Every individual artist showcased in the exhibit is telling their own story.
“There is a freedom that guides us to find ourselves with the power of imagination – It doesn’t matter if your work is dark, heavy or dramatic – vivid, playful and happy, each piece has its own language.” “The sense of freedom is always there ensuring that every individual interpretation has an avenue to tell a story, a message in their work – a personal insight”.
There are scheduled Artist’s Talks – ‘Collective Conversations Through Art’ schedules at the museum.
March 5th – Strong Women & Their Art – 2pm Wil Maring & 3pm Carrie Gibbs
March 26th – Transformation of Energy – 2pm Marie Samuel & 3pm Claudia Broom
April 2nd – Nature’s Influences – 2pm – Sandy Shea & 3pm Lynn Nimtz – Eco printing
SIU University Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 4pm and Saturday 1 pm to 4 pm.
1000 Faner Dr., Carbondale, IL 62901