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Portraits of a Place: Workers of Northland at Northland College

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Name: Portraits of a Place: Workers of Northland at Northland College
Date: April 12, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
Northland College Art and Ceramics Instructor Lauren Duffy will present her solo show, “Portraits of a Place: Workers of Northland,” in the Dexter Library April 3 through April 24. There will be a reception Wednesday, April 12, 5 - 7 pm with an artist talk at 6 pm.

For this exhibition, Duffy asked Northland College staff and faculty to submit a description of something they love. Some twenty-five people responded. And from those descriptions, she created ceramics pieces.

“So many of our perceptions of people are now formed through social media interactions, digital images, likes, and comments. All we see digitally is carefully controlled and filtered,” she said. “With this exhibit, I am engaging with the idea of representing people and place through objects, words, reactions, and interactions.”

Starting midway through the opening reception on April 12, each object will go home with the person it represents. Left behind will be the original description, a selfie of the individual with their piece, and a handwritten response.

“My hope is that these written and pictorial representation with create a unique and personal portrait of each person, and in turn, of the place they live.”

Sponsored by the A.D. & Mary Elizabeth Anderson Hulings Distinguished Chair in the Humanities, the event is free and open to the public.
Northland College in the Dexter Library
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, April 12
5 - 7 PM
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