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Put A Mask On It
July 15 @ 9:00 am - August 21 @ 5:00 pm
PUT A MASK ON IT
Exhibits: July 15 – August 21, 2021
Featuring multiple artists work reflecting on “The Mask”
Over the past year, people worldwide shared in the pandemic experience. It changed our lives in such a way that the years 2020 and 2021 will live on in our collective psyche. Everything changed and humanity reacted in extraordinary ways. There has been loss, sorrow, hardship but also resilience, reconnection, humor and creativity. This exhibition was inspired by what we were seeing artists create in reaction to the accoutrements of Covid19––particularly the surgical-style face mask. We’ve all had a love-hate relationship with the mask, it helped protect us from transmission of the virus, but also became a powerful political symbol and an accessory for personal expression. Whatever your view, “the mask” has touched our lives and will be forever part of our personal history. Many artists have created works that include mask imagery. The exhibition includes ceramics, photographs, mixed media, assemblages, drawings and paintings. Currently twelve artists are included in this group show.
Special Project: If you have cloth masks that you would now like to get rid of, please recycle them by dropping them off at The Arts Center anytime. Please wash them. The masks will be repurposed into a textile project during the Downtown Arts Market