Imaginatio(n)ow Opening Reception
Please join us for the opening reception of the IHR's annual art exhibit, this year themed Imaginatio(n)ow.
The concepts of imagination and the imaginary are of particular interest to scholars in the humanities as the imagination can be a double-edged sword. Myth, metaphor, and narrative can empower sound ethical decision-making, resuscitate our humanity when we falter, enliven forgiveness, love, and hope in the human heart, and engender powerful visions that create better lives. Yet, imagination may also condemn humanity to irrational delusions, apocalyptic visions, prophetic fascination with dark endings, and unethical imaginary motifs and practices.
The featured artwork addresses the immediacy of the imagination\imaginary; how the artist uses imagination not only as a source of inspiration, but also as a method for mentally and visually processing our constantly changing world; and how the human imagination allows us to transform reality or liberate the ways we think, feel, and experience our lives.
Refreshments will be provided.
This exhibit was curated by Christina You-sun Park and features artwork by Jonathan Leo Brown, Maryann Buchanan, Nathaniel Clark, Charmagne Coe, Madison Creech, Francoise Duresse, Catherine Eyde, Jeff Falk, Elite Henensen, Mary Hood, Colleen Keough, Jennifer Kitson & Kevin McHugh, Farr Ligvani, Amy Masters, Lauren Orchowski, Jill Pabich, Janice Pittsley, Christopher Reiger, Eileen Standley, Irene Visa, and Carly Zufelt.
Note on the Image: "Hinder Be Go" (2011) - Charmagne Coe
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