Art Exhibition Investigates Veils and Veiling
Aug 24, 2011FOR MORE INFORMATION:
HEATHER HARDESTER, manager of exhibitions
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA ART EXHIBITION INVESTIGATES VEILS AND VEILING
Concordia College’s first art exhibition of the 2011-12 season, “(Dis)Covering the Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces,” opens Sunday, Aug. 28 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 25 in the Cyrus. M.Running Gallery. A reception will be from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the gallery and exhibit curator, Jennifer Heath, will speak at 5:30 p.m. that evening in Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre. Her illustrated talk serves as the first plenary session of the 2011 Faith, Reason, and World Affairs Symposium, “The Role of the Artist in Society: Inspiration, Issues, Impact.”
“(Dis)covering the Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces” features the work of 26 artists from around the world and reflects on the importance of the veil throughout human history. The exhibition features several fiber and video art pieces, as well as more traditional mediums such as painting, printmaking and photography.
“(Dis)covering the Veil” is a satellite of the national traveling exhibition “The Veil: Visible & Invisible Spaces,” and is a visual companion to Jennifer Heath’s edited volume, “The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics,” University of California Press, 2008. For more information visit www.theveilbook.com.