March 23 – July 6, 2019
Main Gallery Water by Downey Doxey-Marshal,
Mezzanine Gallery Things that Matter by Coalition of Artists with Purpose (31
Legacy Gallery Vulnerability by McGarren Flack
There are few things that really matter. In this grouping of exhibits, we
Water is more important than food. Much of our bodily composition is
water, and we can go much longer without food than we can go without
water. Water is beautiful, powerful, calm, stormy. It is essential. Downy
Doxey-Marshall bring us water.
Things that Matter brings us viewpoints and creations from 31 fiber
artists. All of us seem compelled to create, whether in a small private way
or in a public artistic arena. While we may not agree with every artists
opinion as expressed in their art, museums are places to contemplate
safely alternative viewpoints and ideas. In addition to our compulsion to
create, we too are political animals, no matter what we vote or don’t.
Some of us do not want to be political, but we make choices and it is
unavoidable. Artists with a Purpose bring us their ideas about Things
At some time in our lives, we will almost all need medical help.
Vulnerability examines artistically one EMT’s experience in his work. As
both an artist and an EMT, McGarren Flack, shares what he has
witnessed. Some of it is difficult to see, but there is truth. Despite the
hard scenes that we witness, we know that someone came to help those
seriously ill and in need.
We need water; we need to create; we need help.
Take in this exhibit of thoughts and ideas brought to us through the efforts
of many artists. We need not agree to appreciate.