James Watrous Gallery | MEND: The Work of Repair Reception

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James Watrous Gallery | 201 State St. Madison, WI | 3rd Floor
@ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join artists from MEND: the work of repair and the Wisconsin Academy staff to celebrate the new exhibition at the James Watrous Gallery. This curated show will be on view August 18 through November 4, 2023. Artists’ talks begin at 6:00pm.
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments available.
There is so much in the wider world that needs repair right now. It can feel impossible to respond in a meaningful way, or even identify the tools and skills that could make a difference. But small, close-to-home efforts do matter. Whether it’s fixing a wheelchair, restoring a wetland, mending pants or mending a heart, the quiet work of repair sends out ripples of hope. It’s a reminder that most often, the way forward starts one small step at a time.
MEND features textile works by Heidi Parkes and sculpture by Glenn Williams, Siara Berry, Sylvie Rosenthal, and Jaymee Harvey Willms, artists whose work touches on diverse aspects of mending and repair.