September 7 – October 18, 2017
Memory of Place is a show based on the concept of time, place and memory. A place has different meanings for different people. Our existence and our identity are shaped by the geography of where we were born and where we live. The associations we create with a certain place give a specific meaning to it in our imagination. Our remembrances and our experiences create layers of meaning that is only significant to us as an individual. This show explores the meaning of a place, its effect on our memories and our imagination and the unsettling effect of displacement. Co-Curators: Fereshteh Priou + Claudia Schipper
To make the show interactive and accentuate the importance of memories in this show, we created a wall in the gallery titled “Memories of Places…”. Through this wall, we encourage visitors to share their memories of a special place or a unique moment with each other. More on our blog: “Memory of Place”: Memory Wall
Thursday, September 7, 6 – 8 PM – Opening Reception, Flinn Gallery
Sunday, September 10, 2 PM – Artist Talk – Thomas Doyle & Frank Poor: Thomas Doyle & Frank Poor will talk about their artwork and their creative process
Friday, September 15, 6 – 7:45 PM – Art Lounge: Extended Gallery Hours before Friends Friday Film
Friday, September 15, 8 – 10 PM – Friends Friday Film: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, in the Cole Auditorium
Sunday, October 1, 2 – 4 PM – Author Talk, Lauren Acampora “The Wonder Garden” – Lauren Acampora reads selections of her stunning debut book of short stories called, “The Wonder Garden”. The stories are about a fictional suburb with its perfect houses contrasting the inhabitants’ eccentricities, obsessions and personal battles. The book was named one of the best books of the year by Amazon and NPR.