January 26 to February 26, 2022
Wednesday, February 16 and Thursday, February 24
Hour-long virtual discussions with artists
We have been dealing with a worldwide Covid-19 pandemic since January 2020. Social distancing, quarantining, masks, vaccinations, boosters, testing, restrictions, remote school, remote work, remote experiences, and business closures have become the “new normal” for nearly two years. This pandemic has affected our various communities in a multitude of ways.
Some of us have dealt with grief, some isolation, some have experienced increased anxiety. Others have had a surge in creativity and energy throwing ourselves into new tasks to learn or explore something new and challenging with our time. What we have not been able to do is to share and celebrate our varied stories in communion with one another.
This exhibition presented works of art and creativity produced during the past year or works of reflection created in response. They were personal with a variety of emotions and stories. Along with the work the artists were asked three questions to ponder. They shared their written responses with answers to the questions or an artist statement or have chosen not to use words at all which was perfectly fine too—some answers have not yet revealed themselves.
You can also ponder these questions and think about how you might answer them creatively in your own way.
- What has the pandemic experience offered you? Time? Learning?Creativity? Reflection? Relationships?
- What has the pandemic experience taken from you?
- Did your expression of spirituality change?
Participating artists are: Paul Abramo, Janet Bristow, James Boyle, Kelly Burns, Michael Burns, Kathy Butler, Luba Eusko, John Fisher, Mark Fox, Nora Fox, Daniel Guarnieri, Saoirse Guarnieri, Irene Hilbert, Nancy Olivia Hoffmann, Stan Klaneski, Calla Kremidas, Seema Mavumkal, Stacie Mawson, Lisa Ochoa, Beverly Pierz, John Wentlandand, and Nancy Wynn.