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The Other Side of Shade at MECA
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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For additional information contact Adriana Warner or e-mail: adriana.d.warner@gmail.com


PORTLAND, ME --  MECA alumni Adriana Warner curates The Other Side of Shade, a collection of works that interpret and reflect the issues of race, oppression and power. Using a range of visual strategies from subtle to controversial , the artists in the exhibition bring the challenging and often uncomfortable issue of race in America to the surface. The Other Side of Shade will use the format of the exhibition to bring people together to discuss these complex issues with the goal of creating awareness that leads to positive action. The exhibition is part of a larger project and community partnership between Maine College of Art and the NAACP Portland, MLK Youth Fellows. Students, faculty and staff from both organizations will collaborate on curriculum and visual projects that respond to the ideas in the exhibition. Artist and exhibition organizer Adriana Warner and participating artist Edwige Charlot will give a gallery talk on Tuesday, February 12 at 12 noon, and artist Derek Jackson will give a public lecture on Friday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m., Osher Hall at MECA. This exhibition is presented by the Public Engagement Program  at Maine College of Art (MECA) , and the NAACP Portland Branch with generous funding from the Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund, Maine Community Foundation.For more information, please contact Adriana Warner at adriana.d.warner@gmail.com  or Elizabeth Jabar, Assistant Dean and Director of Public Engagement at ejabar@meca.edu.

 

The Other Side of Shade on view through February 16, 2013

Opening reception Friday, February 1, 5-8:00 p.m., first floor lobby gallery, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress Street, Portland

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Contact: Adriana Warner
Email: adriana.d.warner@gmail.com
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