The Karl Drerup Art Gallery at Plymouth State University will kick offits 2003-2004 season with a double reception to be held on Wednesday, September 10 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The reception will celebrate two exciting exhibitions, An American Story: Locks, Burial, and Freedom and Tradition and Textile in Guatemala, both currently on view at the University.
An American Story focuses on the family history of artist Lorenzo Pace, who inherited the lock and key that shackled his enslaved great-grandfather. The story of the Pace family lock and key has been published in the book, Jalani and the Lock, written and illustrated by
Dr. Pace. The exhibition is about the book, the illustrations, and the family history that serves as the foundation of the story.
Tradition and Textiles in Guatemalapresents examples of Mayan dress and the ways in which production and use reflect and help create the social identity of those who make and wear it. The exhibition focuses on women and
weaving, and the pieces on display are expressions of participation in a social life as much as examples of virtuousity of design, weaving, and embroidery.
An American Story can be viewed at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery through October 25, while Tradition and Textiles can be seen in the lobby of the Silver Cultural Arts Center through September 21. Gallerys hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. on
Wednesday. Viewing hours at the Silver Cultural Arts Center are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and during performance times.
For further information, contact the Gallery at (603) 535-2614.