One of the most acclaimed Native American artists working today, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is internationally known as an artist, curator, lecturer, printmaker and professor. Smith calls herself a cultural arts worker. She uses humor and satire to examine myths, stereotypes and the paradox of Native American life in contrast to the consumerism of American society.
The Mandeville Gallery is pleased to welcome the works of 32 student artists for this year’s Student Invitational. The exhibition features a selection of student artwork from this academic year, and includes works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, digital and computational art, and film.
As Howell writes, “[her] work examines our interactions with each other, the objects we use, and the natural world. This is done through humor, personal stories, imagination, and conscious observation of how we affect our environment. By focusing on a more allegorical interpretation, it provides space for a more open and personal dialogue; a dialogue between beauty and metaphor, behavior and craft.”
As our nationwide interest in a holistic approach to well-being grows, Union College is engaging in a campus-wide call to wellness during the current academic year. Embracing this theme, the exhibition On Being visually presents an exploration of psychological and spiritual well-being through the creative process.