Fine Arts Weekly Preview: October 3 to 9

Posted on October 3rd, 2022 by

This week features the continuation of the FOCUS IN/ON exhibit at the Hillstrom museum as well as the closing of the Are you ok? I am not. And that’s ok. exhibit at the Schaefer Art Gallery.

The Hillstrom Museum is displaying: FOCUS IN/ON: George Ault’s Lower Broadway and His Traumatic Life / Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs, Oscar Bluemner’s Sonnet Series, and Stuart Davies in Black and White, trio of focused exhibits from the Vilcek Foundation, New York City
September 19 to November 6
Open: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday

The FOCUS IN/ON project explores artist Ault, his work, and the chronic mental health issues that plagued him throughout his career.  Ault suffered numerous mental traumas, including the loss of all three of his brothers and a sister-in-law to suicide, and Ault’s own sudden death was also ruled a suicide.

Concurrent with the FOCUS IN/ON exhibit is a trio of exhibits organized by the Vilcek Foundation in New York City, featuring the works of three American Modernists, a primary focus of the Foundation’s art collection.

More Information can be found here: Link to Details about Hillstrom Exhibits

The Schaefer Art Gallery is displaying Are you ok? I am not. And that’s ok.,
September 14 – October 4.
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

During spring 2022, Dr. Colleen Stockmann led the Critical Issues in Art cohort to examine how arts institutions address and inform social issues including mental health. In an application of their research and inquiry, the cohort curated an exhibition of a series of immersive experiences that address mental health topics and tactics for wellbeing. In creative conjunction with Nobel Conference 58, the Schaefer Art Gallery has created an exhibition by selecting some of these experiences and installing them for viewers to participate in.  The exhibition includes immersive stations and installations designed to engage a viewer’s multiple senses within topics of creative expression, wellbeing, and self-reflection.

 

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