My Sense of Place: Call for Art

The Pierro Gallery presents

Pop Up Gallery, an Open Community Exhibit:

My Sense of Place

Call for Art:

My Sense of Place

A community addendum to the exhibition, A Sense of Place: Kiki and Seton Smith

Sisters Kiki and Seton Smith return to the town they grew up in for a tribute exhibition of their distinguished artwork at Seton Hall’s Walsh Gallery in South Orange, NJ. The show, A Sense of Place: Kiki and Seton Smith examines the question, “How does place irrevocably impact our sense of self?” Kiki Smiths drawings and prints look to the natural world to understand the relationship between place and identity on a symbolic level. Seton’s large-scale photographs look to the built environment to convey associations by moving within and navigating through space.

This call for digital submissions asks, what is your sense of place?

  • Make a work of art, take photo of place that is truly yours, or write a few lines about your sense of place.
  • Take a digital photo of your submission
  • Participants should include their name and title of the work in the body of the email
  • Email it to walshgallery@shu.edu. Subject line: My Sense of Place

Deadline October 15, 2016

Selected images will be displayed in student/community pop-up galleries and at the Pierro Gallery

All images will be on view in an on-line exhibition.

Some ideas to get you started:

  1. Consider the relationship between place and identity on a symbolic level.
  2. Explore the psychological and/or emotional issues that come into understanding the self and the manner in which place impacts a defining characteristic of identity.
  3. Where do you find your ‘own place’?
  4. What does it look like?
  5. Does it manifest itself in a real space?
  6. Is it more symbolic in representing their sense?
  7. How would you create a representation of your own place?

 A Sense of Place: Kiki and Seton Smith
October 30-December 6, 2016
Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, New Jersey
Opening reception: Sunday, October 30, 1-4pm

My Sense of Place is a collaboration of the Pierro Foundation, Seton Hall University’s Walsh Gallery, the Pierro Gallery, and the South Orange/Maplewood Public Schools. This outreach is in conjunction with the exhibition, A Sense of Place featuring works by Kiki and Seton Smith, produced by the Pierro Foundation at the Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University. Sisters Kiki and Seton Smith return to the town they grew up in for a tribute exhibition of their distinguished artwork at Seton Hall’s Walsh Gallery in South Orange, NJ in collaboration with the Lennie Pierro Memorial Art Foundation.

 

 

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