Uplifting women’s voices through art: University Museum to offer new exhibit

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter

The university museum will be highlighting women’s voices through the work of 23 different artists February through March. 

The opening reception will take place on Feb. 7, 2020, from 4 p.m to 7 p.m. and the exhibit opens on Feb. 4 and goes until March 21.

The exhibit, titled “Women’s voices… the need to create,” is meant to to open the eyes of the viewer and help others to realize how diversity, creativity and thoughts are our longevity, a way of life and a way of creating a feeling to share with others, according to the release by Teresa Fix, one of the artists included in the exhibit. 

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“Everyone’s method of creating is a method of personal characterization,” Fix said.

Each piece is created by a different artist and displays a unique perspective on life, based off of the creator’s experiences. The artists strive to make the spectator feel something personal, even though the piece is based off of the artist’s personal experience.

 “We all build narratives, even if we are not aware of it, visual artists often develop some sort of narrative in their work serving as a symbol, when words are not enough,” Fix said in the release. 

Every individual artist showcased in the exhibit is telling their own story.

“There is a freedom that guides us to find ourselves with the power of imagination It doesn’t matter if your work is dark, heavy and dramatic or vivid, playful and happy, each piece is unique and has its own language,” Fix said. “The sense of freedom is always there ensuring that every individual interpretation has an avenue to tell a story, a message in the work.”

Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m to 4 p.m and Saturday 1 p.m to 4 p.m. 

Staff reporter Keaton Yates can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @keatsians.

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