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We The People First Fridays Presents: Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project - FREE

  November 4, 2022 6:30 PM

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project

Friday, November 4, 2022 | 6:30 P.M.

Steinman Hall | Ware Center

FREE

The Jingle Dress Project takes the healing power of the Ojibwe jingle dress across the nation. Through the project’s travels, dance and images of the spiritual places our ancestors once walked, it unites and gives healing hope to the world through art, dance and culture.

 

ART: Eugene Tapahe Photography

Friday, November 4

Opening Reception | 6-8 P.M.

Lyet Lobby | Ware Center

On display November 4 through 29

ART: The Woodcut Portraits of Dan Miller

Friday, November 4

Opening Reception | 6-8 P.M.

Regitz Gallery | Ware Center

On display November 4 through 29

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

The woodcut conceived in China in the 9th Century as a simple illustration of religious text has, over the centuries, achieved multiple levels of expression. Unlike other art forms in need of patronage approval, the graphic artist has been free to give voice to the personal and the controversial. The woodcut’s independence of spirit has been its power.   My own introduction to the woodcut began with visits to Japan in the early 1950s, but no efforts on my part were made until 1955 with my entrance into the Pennsylvania Academy as a painting major. I gradually began drifting toward the woodcut because of its directness of process and its expressive strength. The world of wood, printing ink and paper became a way of life. There seemed no better way to give voice to a needed desire to search for content and meaning.