Sharks! is a multi-disciplinary exhibition highlighting the importance and power of sharks in nature and popular conception. Sharks! features the photography of South Africa’s Great White sharks by acclaimed shark scientist Alessandro De Maddalena, as well as various specimens of shark species and shark-related artworks and cultural artifacts. Often much maligned and feared, sharks are integral parts of the oceanic ecosystems and keep fish populations healthy and in proper proportion to the food chain. Exhibition support provided by PNC Bank.
The Everhart is looking for community art entries for our Gallery ONE exhibit that will take place at the same time as the Sharks! exhibit listed above. Please get the PDFs of the shiver of sharks_information rules and Shiver of Sharks_entry form. The intent to participate is due March 30 and the submissions are due May, 1, 2014.
Sacred Symbols in Sequins offers a view of magnificent works of art made by skilled Haitian flag makers, which form remarkable mosaics of religious imagery by combining and juxtaposing symbols of Europe and the Americas with those brought from Africa centuries ago by captive slaves. Visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins familiar with ceremonies such as Mexico’s Day of the Dead and Brazil’s Carnaval will find common ground, while craftspeople that weave, sew, make quilts or work with beads will find inspiration in these spectacular works of art. The spiritual realm reflected in these liturgical objects is not the dark, frightening place of black magic and superstition so often stereotyped in American popular culture. As intricate works of art informed by ritual and theology, as well as by Haiti’s political history, such flags offer an unparalleled opportunity for viewers to experience the aesthetics, symbolism, and social implications of Vodou. Sacred Symbols in Sequins is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts. Exhibition support provided by Michael Harris.
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