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I Embody Art Exhibit at Marietta College

The Marietta College Art Department is pleased to present “I Embody…” an invitational exhibition of ten national female artists: Nanette Carter, Ro Lohin, Nancy Manter, Doretha Murray, Robyn Moore, Beth Nash, Jamie Powell, Jolene Powell, Sara Rosenstock, and Sarah Walko.

Jolene Powell, gallery director and curator of Gallery 310 “I Embody…” states, “Many believe exhibitions that feature female artists are the antithesis of progress, that to be truly equal no prefixes, disclaimers, signs, or special notations are needed, and I, in general, agree. However, as the director of a small academic gallery in Appalachia I am compelled to represent a woman’s point of view, both from an educational standpoint and as an artist myself.”

“I Embody…” stems from artist Adrian Piper’s 1975 piece “I Embody Everything You Most Hate and Fear.” Piper’s lifetime oeuvre deals with race, gender, socioeconomic status, and identity, which are all topics as relevant today as 1975. Along with their artwork, each participant will have a statement outlining what it is they embody: as a woman, as an artist, as a US citizen, etc.

Gallery 310 at Marietta College aims to present diverse and stimulating exhibitions, which will enrich the artistic culture and education of the campus, community, and region. Gallery 310 supports teaching, learning, and exploration in the liberal arts through rotating exhibitions and related programs. Gallery 310 is a place for intellectual curiosity, shared programming with the greater campus community, and a teaching space for students looking to enhance their experience for future careers in gallery and museum related fields.

“I Embody…” will be on display in Gallery 310 from September 1 through October 6, 2017, with an opening reception on Friday, September 1 from 5-7pm. The gallery is located on the third floor of the Hermann Fine Arts Center, on the Marietta College Campus. The exhibition and opening are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday: noon to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment at *Gallery 310 observes all college holidays and breaks.