“H2O,” which features the work of 23 artists, will be discussed by the artists at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 4, in the Houghton House Gallery. “H2O” artists Carol Cole, Janet Biggs, Mark Jones, Samm Kunce and Bonnie Rychlak will discuss their work. The art opening and reception for the exhibit “H2O” will follow the talk, from 6 until 8 p.m.
Organized by Jo Anna Isaak, professor of art at the Colleges since 1984, “H2O” is an art exhibition focusing on water and the human body — water contained in our bodies and the water that contains our bodies, actual ponds, rivers, bathtubs, as well as bodies of water that populate our dreams and imaginations. With activists deeming water the global issue of the 21st century, the exhibit’s composition is three parts ecology of body, land, and mind to one part global commons. “H2O” will be on display from March 28 through April 21 in the Houghton House Gallery at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
The “H2O” exhibit is sponsored in part by the Colleges' Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men, through which various lectures are offered on campus. The theme this academic year is “Laboring Under Globalization”. Fisher Center lectures and seminars provide a forum for students, faculty and community members to explore gender issues. The Center, founded with a $1 million gift from Emily and Richard Fisher, whose son Alexander graduated from Hobart College in 1993, seeks to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary gender issues.
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Available reading: “H2O: Imagination’s Matrix”