My Art To Appear at the Carleton Art Gallery

Three of my works will appear at the Carleton Art Gallery from November 7-10, 2008 in St. Patrick's Building.

Here is the text from the website:

Date: October 22, 2008

Art from within

The Carleton University Art Gallery is preparing for a totally new type of exhibition – a show comprised one hundred per cent of pieces submitted by the Carleton community.

The exhibition, entitled HERE, was created in an effort to attract non-art history students, as well as staff and faculty members, to participate in the gallery in a hands-on way and to celebrate the art that can be found here on campus, within our own community.

Katy McIntyre is the shows’ project coordinator. As an art history master’s student, she’s helped organize exhibitions in the past through class seminars and received the opportunity to curate this show through the art history practicum program. “I'm a bit of a gallery rat: I love to visit the gallery regularly and enjoy the art. So, when I heard about this kind of show, I jumped at it,” says McIntyre.

“The show is called HERE because it is an opportunity to question what being a student, staff or faculty member here, at Carleton, is really like,” explains McIntyre. “Already, we've received work submissions from students influenced by the scenery around Hog's Back and a painting about Ancient Rome with a new twist. It's clear that students want an opportunity to creatively respond to the experience of being a Carleton student.”

Submissions have been pouring in all week and McIntyre expects there to be over 50 artists in the exhibit, making for a substantial show. She adds that the variety of submissions include sculpture, mixed media assemblage, painting, photography, and drawing, along with subjects ranging from academically inspired works, including a painting of Romulus and Remus, mythical founders of Rome, to works about nature.

“We've received submissions from students, staff and faculty, so we know the show will already be representative of the Carleton community,” points out McIntyre.

The HERE exhibit will take place from November 7-10, 2008 in the gallery, St. Patrick's Building. Everyone is invited to the opening reception on Friday, November 7, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


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