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“Kinship Compositions” Opens in Mercy Gallery

An exhibit by sculptor Margaret Jacobs opened in the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery of the Richmond Art Center (RAC) on Thursday, November 10, along with new exhibitions of student work in the Barnes and Wilde galleries.

Ms. Jacobs's exhibit, Kinship Compositions, features steel sculptures and fine jewelry work that create visual narratives and explore the artist's Indigenous ancestral culture as well as family and personal themes. Botanical elements and fabricated objects contribute to the layers of storytelling in each piece.

Ms. Jacobs has worked with and among visual art students in the RAC this week as part of the Visiting Artist program. On Thursday afternoon, she met in the Mercy Gallery with students in the College-Level Art Seminar and independent study courses. After discussing and answering questions about her art, the materials she uses, her methods of creation, and the concepts behind her artwork, she led the group in a jewelry-making project in one of the RAC studios.

The student work in the Barnes and Wilde galleries includes the College-Level Art Seminar's Still Life Show and selected highlights from fall term art classes.

The Mercy Gallery is open to the public when school is in session from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.


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