Material Witness art exhibit and programs
Presented by the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia and Agnes Scott College
Exhibition Dates: September 26 – November 16, 2013
Location: Dalton Gallery of Agnes Scott College, Dana Fine Arts Building, 141 E. College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Material Witness is an exhibition of visual art and performance produced by the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia in collaboration with Agnes Scott College. It is the outcome of a national call for art by women responding to this moment in time. Over 300 artists submitted work that was juried by Lisa Alembik, Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, and Marcia Wood. The resulting exhibit consists of 70 works of visual art, a short play- Bam, Karma, and a dance performance by the Zoetic Dance Ensemble.
The partnership between ASC and WCAGA is a special concurrence, as Katherine Smith, Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Department of Agnes Scott College describes. “While this kind of exhibition from an organization outside the campus is an unusual addition to our schedule, we believe that the mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art, ‘to create community through art, education, and social activism,’ aligns strongly with those of the Department of Art and Art History and Agnes Scott College.
Like the WCA, which not only acknowledges the contributions of women in the visual arts but also offers leadership opportunities and embraces equity and social justice, we at Agnes Scott seek to encourage our students, as our motto makes explicit, to ‘engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.’”
All events are free and open to the public, and take place on the Agnes Scott Campus.
September 26 – 6:30 - 9:00pm
Dalton Gallery / Dana Fine Arts Building
Opening reception, onsite construction of sculpture by Melissa Precise, presentation of Bam, Karma.
And a special offering at 5:00pm, before the opening: Eight 6 minute talks, original research on specific works from the exhibit presented by ASC senior art majors.
October 20 – 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Katherine Woltz Reception Room / Rebekah Scott Hall
Studio / Life, a Panel Discussion moderated by Lisa Alembik with artists whose work is in the permanent collection of Agnes Scott College: Don Cooper, Sarah Emerson, Jiha Moon, Larry Walker.
November 7 – 6:00 -10:00
Dalton Gallery / Dana Fine Arts Building.
Night of Performance featuring What’s Under There, by Zoetic Dance Ensemble, and Bam, Karma.
Two performances of each
Notices and updates will be posted on our websites: daltongallery.agnesscott.edu, www.wcaga.org
Funding for this project includes these generous donors: Mike Rehg / RGI, The Sara Giles Moore Foundation, LUBO Foundation, Agnes Scott College, Decatur Arts Alliance, and the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia.