Today we welcome Mohamad Hafez to the Pelican Scoop. Mohamad spoke with producer Mary Forrester at the opening of his exhibit, Unsettled Nostalgia, in the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery.
The Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery, dedicated in honor of former Loomis Trustee Eugene Mercy Jr. ’55 and his wife, Sue, is located in the Richmond Art Center — the campus hub for the visual arts program. Throughout the year, the Mercy Gallery exhibits the work of a variety of artists in a diversity of media, artistic endeavor, cultural influence, and geographic representation. The work of Visiting Artists are displayed in the Mercy Gallery to coincide with their residency on the Island, encouraging direct interaction between artists and students. All exhibitions in the Mercy Gallery are open to the public, as is the opening reception for each artist’s installment.
The Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery presented Unsettled Nostalgia," an exhibit by Syrian artist Mohamad Hafez, from April 24 through May 30, 2018. Mr. Hafez was the first convocation speaker on the 2017-18 school theme of "Globalization."
"Following the Thread: Inspiration from the 52 Box Project," an exhibition of artwork by Ellen Schiffman, will be presented in the Mercy Gallery from February 20 through April 15.
Transitional Spaces," an exhibition by artists Cori Champagne, Joan Harmon, and Lindsey Wolkowicz, was presented in the Mercy Gallery from Jan. 9 through Feb. 9, 2018.
The Loom, Loomis' student publication devoted to creative writing and art, released its first-ever online edition at the beginning of December.
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