April 19, 2016: Clarke
University senior Hannah Goldsmith’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Sculpture Exhibition,
titled “Mind Your Head,” is currently on display through April 30 in the Quigley
Gallery on the Clarke campus.
An artist reception for Goldsmith, of Dyersville, Iowa, will
be held from 3-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, in the gallery.
Goldsmith’s artist statement reads:
“Anxiety and fear. For most, simply getting past the cause
of the stress can relieve them of these emotions. But for others, the anxiety
lingers, unattached to a specific instance, haunting a person’s everyday life
and filling their world with excessive apprehension. In my show, “Mind Your
Head,” I compare anxiety disorders to dangerous birds.
“I chose bird imagery because, although the fear of birds
is relatively common, they are not typically regarded as particularly
dangerous. In a similar manner, anxiety disorders are common, but typically not
understood or acknowledged as a legitimate concern. Birds have also been used
as symbols surrounded by myth throughout history. Many, especially those with
dark coloration, are seen as bad omens and harbingers of death. Playing off of
these superstitions, I chose bird species that are largely dark in color in
addition to their dangerous behavior.”
The gallery is open noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday;
1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, contact the Clarke University
Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.
Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences
university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their
workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40
undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree
program and six graduate degree programs. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters
of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi
River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in