A Lecture / The Spirit Within: Culture and Community
Talks by Curators James R. Blaettler, S.J. and Tressa Berman, PhD. on The Spirit Within: Creation, Community and Renewal in Indigenous Art
Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 10:50am
Xavier Hall, Fromm Building, University of San Francisco
The gallery will be open after the lectures for viewing
About the exhibtion:
The Spirit Within: Creation, Community and Renewal in Indigenous Art emerges from the theme of dadirri, what Aboriginal artist Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann – a renowned educator and artist from the Daly River community of Australia – describes as the deep spring that resides in all of us, a quiet contemplation or awareness that enriches our lives. As close observers of their environment, other Daly River artists join in the colorful play with nature, family, community and cultural retrieval through their art. In response to the inter-relatedness that this spirit within evokes, Native American artists reflect their own cultural standpoints through selected works that invite contemplation and cross-cultural dialogue. The visual exchange also connects us to the artists’ concerns with homeland and healing as important dimensions of creation, community, and renewal.