Will’s Creek Exhibition of Fine Art Opens at Allegany Arts Council PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Deb Litman   
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 07:12

Web BannerThe 21st Annual Will’s Creek Exhibition of Fine Art opens Saturday, August 29 in
the Saville and Schwab Galleries of the Allegany Arts Council and will run through Saturday,
September 26. A virtual awards ceremony and juror talk will be held Saturday, September 12, at
7:00PM on Facebook Live!


This national exhibition and competition focuses on contemporary art, showcasing a wide
variety of art forms, mediums and expressions. It will be juried by Jessica Beck, Milton Fine
Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and will offer more
than $4,000 in prizes.


The theme for this year's Will’s Creek exhibition is "Shelter," a subject that has become
increasingly relevant as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelter can be synonymous with
home and physical space or it can be found abstractly through personal connections. The
boundaries of our private spaces have now become blurred as homes are becoming
multifunctional spaces for living, working, schooling, and caring for immediate and extended
family members. This exhibition will offer various perspectives on shelter by straddling both
physical realms of refuge and protection, and the psychological, emotional bonds constituted
by human connection.


In addition to in-gallery viewing, people will be able to view the works included in this
exhibition via an online gallery that will available via the Allegany Arts Council website at
www.alleganyartscouncil.org.

 
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