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Symbiotic: Opening Reception

Thu, February 72019-02-07|UCO - Mitchell Hall Theater

Artist Teams for Symbiotic 2019:
Autumn N. Brown with Haley Bell, Julie Clark, Audrey Gleason, and Courtney Segrest
Dan Harris with Jonathan Good, Aim Krasaetanont, and Michael May
Beatriz Mayorca with Erica Hopper and Kau’i Kanahele
Mandy Messina with Eric Eastland and Alyssa Howery
Kelly Rogers with Jasmine Jones
Amy Sanders with Carrie Kouts and Cassandra Good
Joe Slack with Ryan Davis and Gabbie Wright

Art and Community. Can one survive without the other?

Symbiotic is an exhibition of collaborative artworks produced by teams composed of a professional practicing artist and one or more student artists. The professional artists are charged with developing a base concept that addresses the intrinsic relationship between art and community. The selected students are assigned to their team based on their personality, background and chosen medium. Each team meets independently to further develop their concept and create their work.

The intention of this exhibition is to create opportunities. Student artists have the opportunity to learn from a practicing artist, developing that relationship into a future source of information and feedback as the students graduate from college and transition into the next phase of their artistic career. The practicing artists have the opportunity to mentor and learn from the emerging artists.

Symbiotic relationships can be positive or negative. We believe in the positive nature of the relationship between art and community. Through the development of this exhibition we have benefited from community support through the sponsorship of local businesses. These businesses hold dear the responsibility to support the arts in order to enrich the lives of the citizens in the communities they serve. They believe strongly in arts education, providing support to students and schools from elementary up through college levels.

Symbiotic is curated by Jarica Walsh.

Gold Sponsorship provided by Fowler VW.