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Coping: Responding through Art

September 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 27, 2020

Juried Multimedia Exhibit

This exhibit WILL be hung in the gallery! It will also be viewable at www.artscentereast.org.

Exhibit Dates: September 4–27
Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday, 1:00–5:00 pm

“Art has always been the raft onto which we climb to save our sanity. I don’t see a different purpose for it now.”
– Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012, American painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet)

Recent events have brought immense social and societal upheaval, to which no one is immune. And people have long looked to art as a way of coping with, expressing, understanding, and escaping from change in the world we live in. This exhibit is to showcase how artists are responding to global issues, from Environmental Awareness and Natural Disasters, to Politics and Government, Racial, Social, and Economic Inequality, Gender Identity and Representation, Mental Health, and more. Your response might be a sculpture, an oil painting, pastel painting, or maybe it’s finger painting or doodling on a napkin. All forms of art, expression, and technique are welcome. How are you using your art to cope?

Artists are invited to submit short accompanying statements (up to 250 words) about what your piece is responding to or depicting, what drove you to create it, or what you hope the viewer takes away from it.

Submit your work online

Submission Deadline: Saturday, August 22
Jury Results: Thursday, August 27


September 19, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Arts Center East