Join like-minded visual arts lovers for a lively cocktail reception followed by a curated talk and exclusive tour of the Both Sides of the River exhibition by Beth Hinderliter, director of JMU’s Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. Drawing on the importance of river ecologies as a dynamic site where land and water meet, this exhibition considers water as a connective resource. Bringing together artists from varying backgrounds and diverse perspectives, Both Sides of the River fosters conversations on the relation of art, decolonial ecology and environmental stewardship. Featured artists include Carolina Caycedo of Colombia, Sara Favriau and Marcos Ávila Forero of France, Mary Mattingly of the U.S., as well as the artist collective Kosmologym, created by JMU sculpture professor Greg Stewart.
Event is 6:30-8 pm and is capped at 50 guests.