Local Perspectives exhibition features 150 years of community art

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The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts will present a historical exhibition of community artwork in January. The exhibit titled “Local Perspectives: Art in the South Bend Area (1850-2000)” opened Monday, Jan. 6 and will run through Saturday, Jan. 25 in the Art Gallery of the Education and Arts Building on campus.

Connect with this community’s vibrant artistic legacy with this exhibition presenting 150 years of masterful, richly varied artistic accomplishment, including many of the most notable figures who have lived and worked in the region. The exhibit will feature work from public and private collections, including a selection of work that has not been available for public consumption.

“Local Perspectives” is presented in conjunction with a new history of regional arts, artists, and arts institutions being published by IU South Bend’s Wolfson Press. This project has garnered great community support from its inception, and will be met with fantastic enthusiasm as the project reaches completion.

A reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, with a gallery talk at 6 p.m. The evening will include the opportunity to purchase the newly published book.

“We are excited to host this important exhibit on our campus, in our newly renovated art gallery,” said Marvin V. Curtis, dean of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts. “It is wonderful to acknowledge the close ties the university has to the community in supporting a project of this nature that really reflects the value the South Bend area places on art.”

“Local Perspectives: Art in the South Bend Area (1850-2000)” is free and open to the public.  The Art Gallery is open noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and is located in the Education and Arts Building at 1002 S. Esther St. Visitor parking is available near the southeast entrance of the building.

Local Perspectives: Art in the South Bend Area (1850-2000)
Monday, January 6-Saturday, January 25, 2014
Reception 5-9 p.m. Friday, January 17
Gallery Talk 6 p.m. Friday, January 17
Open noon-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday
Art Gallery, Education and Arts Building
1002 S, Esther St. Free Admission
574-520-4203 //