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Artist Jane Gilmor to Speak at Clarke University

By Clarke News  |  September 10, 2018

Jane Gilmor will offer a lecture titled, The Role of Socially Engaged Art in Building Community, on Wednesday, September 26 at 7 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall at Clarke University. The lecture is a free event and is supported by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Gilmor is an Emeritus Professor of Art at Mt. Mercy University and is known for her intermedia installation work and collaborative art that engages disadvantaged communities. She is one of six contemporary women artists featured in the exhibition, In Her Spirit, currently on view in Quigley Gallery at Clarke University. In Her Spirit is organized in conjunction with the Dubuque Museum of Art’s Just to Live is Holy: Women Religious and a Tradition of Art, Faith, and Justice exhibition.

In Her Spirit features contemporary artists who create work within wide-ranging spiritual and religious themes, all of which are created in dialog with the artist’s contemporary milieu or signs of the times. Both exhibitions share similar spiritual contexts or themes: Biblical, meditative, World religions, holiness in popular culture, and social action. In Her Spirit will give examples of how these significant themes persist and have relevance in today’s world.

In Her Spirit features artworks by Iowa artists Jane Gilmor (Cedar Rapids), Anita Jung (Iowa City), and Katie Kiley (Davenport). Additional artists include Phyllis McGibbon (Wellesley, MA), Barbara Cervenka, OP (Ann Arbor, MI), and Carol Prusa (Boca Raton, FL).

Gilmor’s work in the exhibition features selections from past installations, (Un)Seen Work: Traditions and Transitions and The Architecture of Migrations.

In Her Spirit is on view in Quigley Gallery (now?) through Sunday, September 20, 2018. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Gallery admission is free.

For more information, contact the Clarke University Art + Design Department at (563)588-6463.