Image: The Wild and Wonderful Make Do (detail), Jennifer L. Hand
March 1 – April 27, 2018
Reception: March 1, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Remembrances is an exhibition of mixed media work by artist Jennifer L. Hand. Jennifer shares: "The work in this show comes out of the last 6 years, a period of my life that began with settling into a new home on 7 acres in the woods. My interest in the relationship between human beings and the natural world has intensified in this place and I find myself collaborating with nature more and more, working with it in a more tactile, direct way by allowing what was once subject to now become the actual material. The work is about love and mystery, birth and death, beginnings and endings, and the journey in between."
Jennifer is an Instructor of Studio Art for the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech. She received her BFA from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI in 1992 and her MFA in painting from Radford University in Radford, VA in 1995. She has shown her work in close to 100 exhibitions since 1991 including 36 solo and collaborative exhibitions and 63 juried and group exhibitions ranging in location from New York City to Washington state, to Gdansk, Poland.
Gallery 2: MERE OBJECTS
March 26 – April 27, 2018
Artists talk: April 9, 7 p.m., Bytwerk Theatre, followed by an 8 p.m. reception at the Center Art Gallery
Artist Sarah Jane brings attention to the serious issue of sexual violence with a poignant installation of suspended glass globes, each filled with evocative materials obtained from people who have experienced sexual violence. The artist invites participants to choose objects to represent themselves and their stories, and viewers to bear witness and share in her hope for healing and a safer world.