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CURRENT EXHIBITION

The Door of No Return
Robert Charles Hudson

January 12–February 25, 2018

As an artist I journey through my memories for inspiration. This show, The Door of No Return, was inspired by the memory of my sister, Barbara Hudson. She first told me about The Door of No Return through her personal journey to the Ivory Coast where she experienced “The House of Slaves,” a pagoda-like structure where enslaved Africans were kept before their cruel journey to a new world. Her stories stayed with me for many years. This came into sharper focus when I went to Brooklyn and saw a play that related to The Door of No Return. The set design sparked a desire in me to recreate this tragic structure that speaks to man’s inhumanity to man. With my work, I am re-envisioning the last scene before they embarked on this horrific journey to the unknown. And, even in this brutal attempt to strip away their humanity, the human spirit could not be destroyed. The story of this journey is a story of faith. If our collective memory teaches us anything, it is that our history repeats.

Special thanks to the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation for its support of our 2017-2018 ArtWalk season.

 

 

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Our Public Persona
Marilyn Parkinson Thrall

March 16–April 29, 2018

Marilyn Parkinson Thrall’s sculptures have moved from figures to clothing. She creates dresses void of figure to represent the space between our public and private lives.  How we look and what we wear determines who we are in the public eye. She works in monochromatic tones to give the sculptures a ghostlike quality.

Special thanks to the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation for its support of our 2017-2018 ArtWalk season.

 

 


 

Depressive Realism
Adam Viens

May 18–June 29, 2018

Adam Viens says contemporary art offers its viewers, and those who occupy the environment in which it exists, a unique opportunity for willing contemplation and introspection.  In modern society, it often takes an unforeseen disturbance from life’s routines to evoke the emotional and intellectual responses that are essential for the human psyche to reflect, adapt, and grow.  Experiencing art fosters these reactions, thereby creating an occasion for gaining wisdom with less conflict.

Special thanks to the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation for its support of our 2017-2018 ArtWalk season.



Click here to read about previous ArtWalk exhibitions