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Date & Time: Monday, March 12, 2018 - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
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Clark University: Schiltkamp Gallery
92 Downing St.
Worcester, MA 01610
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Description: Many people feel that we are living in a time of heightened anxiety. On a global level, enormous environmental issues and despotic leaders give cause for alarm; on a national level, political acrimony, gun violence, and racial and class tensions are raw; and on a personal, psychological level each one of us wrestles with our own demons. Though much of the fear we feel may be very deliberately and artificially manufactured, we humans are hardwired to react to threats of danger regardless of the prompts, and may at times be powerless to allay primitive, emotive response with logical thinking and critical analysis. When there is such a powerful current in the societal zeitgeist, artists inevitably respond. This group of artists, who range from self-taught “outsider” artists to seasoned professionals, offer their interpretations of this theme. Some portray deeply personal encounters with trauma or disability, others tap into current social issues, and several engage with the theme on a more conceptual or symbolic basis. While the topic is weighty, there are also some artists who offer a lighter take.
This exhibition was conceived, curated and installed by students in ARTS 296 Gallery Culture and Practice , a “problems of practice” course, in which students explore opportunities to connect what they learn in the classroom with issues and matters faced by professionals working beyond the campus. This course is taught by Professor of Studio Art Elli Crocker, who is also the gallery director.

Gallery talks: 3/22, 4:14-5:00, Schiltkamp Gallery / Traina Center for the Arts
Opening reception: 5-6:00

Artists: Linda Bond, Tim Evans, Madge Evers, Ralph Ferro, Susan Fisher, Fran Krause, Ashley MacLure, Christopher Maliga, Corey Mitchell, Remi Pico´, Justin Sliwoski, Robert Thurlow, Hannah Verlin, Kathleen Volp, Jill Watts
More Information: E-mail: clarkarts@clarku.edu
Entered by: Clark University: Dept of Visual & Performing Arts

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Created: January 17, 2018 at 2:10 PM
Last Modified: March 2, 2018 at 9:56 AM

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