OPENING RECEPTION / RECAP:MEL CHIN
Friday, June 28 from 6 to 9 PM
Free admission and parking 


Known for collaborative, cross disciplinary artistic explorations into socially, politically, psychologically, and ecologically charged topics, Mel Chin has influenced a generation of artists and curators since the 1970s. Both analytic and poetic, Chin’s work evades easy classification with each media and method serving simply as a vehicle for investigating how art can provoke greater social awareness and responsibility.

The exhibition, RECAP, highlights Chin’s recent residency as a Knight Artist-in-Residence at McColl Center for Visual Art. From September 2012 through March 2013, his studio was the headquarters for the creation of new works in sculpture, video, drawing, collage, painting, and ongoing work on Operation Paydirt, a long-term artist-led collaborative effort to raise awareness and support solutions to childhood lead poisoning.

Included in the exhibition are several new works including a participatory installation focused on the Fundred Dollar Bill Project, a key component of Operation Paydirt.

The community is invited to join us for a free opening reception on Friday, June 28 from 6 to 9 PM when we celebrate opening night for this special exhibition. Express your creativity and advocate for lead-issue awareness by making your own Fundred Dollar Bill artwork to add to the collection.

Additionally, the current resident artists will be in their studios with open doors: Natalie Abrams, Natalie Bork, Ginny Boyd, Linda Luise Brown, Jennifer Parham Gilomen, Aspen Hochhalter, Jason Watson, ASC Public Art Artist-in-Residence Sheila Klein, and Environmental Artists-in-Residence Jeff Schmuki and Wendy Deschene.

All ages welcome. Cash Bar. $1 Beer.

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