2012—M.V.P. /Most Valued Possessions

January 18 – March 17, 2013
Hear from our community about some of their prized possessions and why they wouldn’t trade them for the world.

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What makes an object valuable? Its cost? Its history? Our memories about it? Our personal attachment? Someone else’s judgment? Can we “value” something that isn’t “valuable?”

The Alice C. Sabatini Gallery invited members of our community to share what they most valued. Not what they owned that was worth the most money, but what they’d miss the most if it were suddenly gone. We asked three questions:

  • What is the object?
  • What is the story?
  • Why do you keep it?

People shared memories of family, friends, and events. The objects in this exhibit aren’t worth a lot of money, but they are worth a great deal to the people who own them. We all keep mementos. Our memories make stories. Our stories about these items create meaning and value.

This is exhibit isn’t about the stuff, it’s about the stories. Every object has a story. The associations we all have make us who we are.  We build our community through our associations. It’s our story.

Related Events

The Great Gatsby First Friday ArtWalk
Friday | February 1 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Sabatini Gallery
Enjoy music of The Great Gatsby era, along with refreshments and conversations about art.

Art Deco Zentangles
Saturday | February 9 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Marvin 101C
Learn the creative process and study 1920s Art Deco to inspire your own zentangle designs. A zentangle is way of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is enjoyed by all ranges of skill, interest and age and often inspired by Art Deco designs.

World, Art & You
Monday | February 11 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Marvin 101A
Free art classes for all experience levels. Observe and discuss drawing from the Sabatini Gallery art collection. Try your hand at line drawing techniques with a variety of media including graphite, charcoal pencils and conte crayon. Supplies provided. Free, but registration required: 785-580-4515.

First Friday Artwalk
Friday | March 1 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Sabatini Gallery
There are only two more weeks for the MVP — Most Valued Possessions exhibit. Stop in and share your stories about your favorite things, too.

World, Art & You
Monday | March 11 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Marvin 101A
Free art classes for all experience levels. Create a composition of forms using value techniques. Observe and discuss drawing from the Sabatini Gallery art collection. Supplies provided. Free, but registration required: 785-580-4515.