Harrisonburg, Virginia – The Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art recently received a grant to support the exhibit Both sides of the river (January 31 – March 18, 2023). The exhibition brings together the work of international and American artists to foster conversations about the relationship between art, decolonial ecology, and environmental stewardship. Featured artists will include JMU sculpture professor Greg Stewart working with an artist collective, Kosmologym.
The scholarship was awarded by the contemporary art program Etant Donnés, supported by the Villa Albertine with the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States, with the support of the French Ministry of Culture, Institut Français, the Ford Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, CHANEL and ADAGP. The program provides opportunities for the kinds of French and American cultural collaboration seen in the JMU exhibition, which will feature the work of two French artists, Sara Favriau and Marcos Ávila Forero.
Other featured artists will include Carolina Caycedo from Colombia and Mary Mattingly from the United States.
“I am very happy to receive this support for Both sides of the riversays gallery director Dr. Beth Hinderliter. “This project brings together diverse international artists in much-needed conversations about climate violence and environmental racism.
The gallery is free for all guests. Please contact the gallery for groups over 25 people. Visit jmu.edu/dukehallgallery for location, hours, and parking information.
Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art is an active contemporary art space that elevates art historical understanding while fostering new experimental and theoretical directions in art. It is a space where many communities come together to advance justice in our time to create better possible futures. Art breaks down barriers and the Duke Gallery is a link between contemporary creativity and future change.
Contact Dr. Beth Hinderliter at (540) 568-6407 or email [email protected] for more information.