Private Tour of MOVED/DISPLACED Exhibition:
When: Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 6:00pm
Where: Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCA), 117 North Sycamore Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Please Join us on January 18th for a guided tour of an art exhibit by Yale MFA painters Annette Cyr and Rebecca Shippee. They have curated an exhibition, MOVED/DISPLACED, that will be featured at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCA) in Santa Ana from January 6 to January 27.
About the exhibition: In our world with increasing globalization and escalating global conflicts we are more aware, and more impacted by migration and displacement. This past year the Russian invasion has seen 14 million Ukrainian people displaced from their homeland. As extreme weather events increase across the globe, climate change threatens to create countless new refugees. While immigration remains an ongoing political battle, California’s demographics continue to reflect growing diversity. At the same time, with DNA testing more accessible, we now know that migration has been a constant in human history. There is something at the intersection of circumstance and our own intrinsic nature which compels movement. Human history is a history of movement, whether by choice or by force. Along with the exhibition of visual art and film screening of artworks by regional alumni from the Skowhegan School of Art, we will be encouraging visitors to share their stories and advice on navigating migration and transitions in both written and oral history formats as a rich source to share.
Co-curators Annette Cyr '81 MFA and Rebecca Shippee '20 MFA are members of the Skowhegan Alliance. They are both working artists with an affinity for artist-run spaces. Individually, they have curated numerous exhibitions. Together, they previously served as co-curators of a two person show in the Skowhegan exhibition space in Chelsea, NY.
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