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‘Mind Your Head’ Sculpture Exhibition in Quigley

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 the country.



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