Haiga is a unique genre of art, which began in Japan, combining painting, poetry (haiku), and calligraphy. “Composing a haiga painting is a way to emphasize the power and the content of haiku poetry because each word has the force of a brush stroke. To juxtapose poetry and painting in the same space is a challenge for any artist. Both for painting and poetry we need harmony, contrast, rhythm, accents, ideas, emotion, and expressiveness.”
- Ion Codrescu
The annual LGBTQ at Union exhibition returns this fall to the Wikoff Student Gallery, September 4th through December 14th, 2015. This year the exhibition will again coincide with October’s LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Day, which is Sunday, October 11th, and will include work in painting, photography, digital art, short historical fiction, and film by current Union College professors, students and recent alumni.
Jennifer Williams’ large-scale site-responsive photographic installations are visual interpretations of urban morphology evident from a pedestrian viewpoint within specific neighborhoods. Through layered compositions she addresses the non-linearity of physical change in modern cities.
Please join us for an Artist Talk and Opening Reception to celebrate the Mandeville Gallery's new exhibition, Ion Codrescu: Haiga Painting, Thursday, October 15th, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. The talk will begin at 5:30 pm.
Wine and light refreshments will be served. Visitors may also view the exhibition, located upstairs in the Mandeville Gallery, during the reception. This event is free and open to the public.