There are two main art events on campus this week, both starting today.
One is the opening of a new exhibition “R.R. Smith.” — works by artist Pete Froslie. There will be a lecture and closing reception on Sept. 24th.
The second is the opening of “Collect… Respond!” — hosted by the SNC Gallery Club. The little xerox flyer I was handed has the following message on one side:
Collect and Respond. You are invited to do just that: Collect & Respond. Monday, August 24th is the start of a community-wide collaboration. A bulletin board is located in the “reference Gallery” in Prim Library. This will be a space to map our community’s thoughts/activities and provide opportunity to respond to others.
On the reverse there’s a John Berger quote:
“Adults and children sometimes have boards in their bedrooms or living-rooms on which they pin pieces of paper: letters, snapshots, reproductions of paintings, newspaper cuttings, original drawings, postcards. On each board all the images belong to the same language and all are more or less equal within it, because they have been chosen in a highly personal way to match and express the experience of the room’s inhabitant. Logically, these boards should replace museums.”
– Ways of Seeing, John Berger