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Future Ancestors – Juried by Aisha Harrison

September 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm October 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Artists Reception – September 11, 2021, 6-8pm
Free and open to the public.

Featured Artists: Gerald Brown, Mia Halton, Sallah Jenkins, Susan Jurow, Herb Massie, Murjoni Merriweather, Kenya Moffett-Garner, Armina Mussa, Caroline Phillips, Sarah Allen Prigodich, Jenna Pyzowski, Kevin Rohde, Victoria Walton, and Bisa Washington.

Victoria Walton

Future Ancestors explores a potent theme set forth by juror Aisha Harrison that encompasses the vast potential and responsibility of artist as individuals and part of a larger whole.

Interpretations of the figure will challenge and spark conversations about who we are and who we need to be. Harrison is interested in “sculptural or vessel-oriented work that goes deeper than a slogan, that instead challenges us to link our past, present and future, works in metaphor, and reveals connections with other living beings.”

“What kind of future ancestor do you hope to be? What might our future ancestors need from us?  What might they be like? How do our future ancestors connect to our past ancestors and to us? The coronavirus pandemic, the continued movements for Black lives and social justice, and climate change encourage us to stop, envision the future we want, and take action.

Aisha Harrison, artist and arts educator, uses sculpture and body as a site for exploration of the lived experiences of racism, ancestral (human and non-human) learning and connection, and the blend of histories held within her body. Her work blends realistic bodies with elements that are physical manifestations of the intangible. 

September 11 – October 30, 2021
Gallery Hours: Tuesday -Saturday, 10am-5pm