2014 – Curate This! Shades of Perception

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April 28 — June 15, 2014
Front Gallery

Curators’ Statement
Anna Ahrens, Kelsie Middaugh, Mira Ram, and Kayla Marple

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Mary Frye “Renaissance Peacock” (1991) Wood, mixed media TSCPL Permanent Collection, 1991.7

Our exhibit is inspired by the psychology behind how perspectives  are formed,  specifically the way we are influenced by our scientific and cultural discoveries.

The pieces chosen emphasize the important  distinction between perspectives. What is true for one person  may not be true for the next — where one may see beauty another might find death. The emotion behind color is a subject that is often interpreted by this idea of viewpoint. The way one observes different shades varies depending on the environment in which they were raised. Unique bonds are formed from these past experiences and connections are made through the individual connotation of color.

In our exhibit we have chosen to approach an important concept through a familiar theme. The artwork is meant to evoke a response — the response is determined by the individual’s perspective.

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Jim Bass “Seated Woman Looking Up” (1974) Serigraph Gift from Larry Peters and Barbara Waterman-Peters, 2005.46.24

What is Curate This?

Curate This! is a mentorship program where area high school students are instructed in the various skills needed to work in a gallery workplace.

Part classroom and part independent study, we are willing to work with instructors to monitor student progress and credit her/him for grading purposes.

Contact our museum educator, Betsy Roe, if you or someone you know is interested in participating in 2014: 785-580-4577 (or) eroe@tscpl.org.

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Michael Perkins

Multimedia Producer and Visual Artist at the library. Painter of the Kids Library Mural and 3D scapes, Designer of the Learn and Play Bus and AdventureMobile. When not at work you can find me drawing, making stuff out of wood and getting into trouble.