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Catherine G. Murphy Gallery presents "The Waiting Room"

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery presents the exhibition, The Waiting Room, a mixed media installation incorporating sculpture, sound, and images to examine the nature of women’s health in Western culture.

The exhibition will be on view Nov. 6-Dec. 19 in the Gallery which is located inside the Visual Arts Building on the University's St. Paul campus, 2004 Randolph Ave.

The Waiting Room presents a variety of perspectives on particular health issues for women and explores the parallels between medicine’s history of defining, diagnosing and treating women and the history of women’s rights.

A cross-disciplinary installation, The Waiting Room synthesizes personal narrative with cultural/historical research and community outreach.

The artists hope to empower, evoke empathy, stimulate critical dialogue and ultimately foster more holistic health care attitudes and practices.

Artist collaborators
• Marguerite Perret, project leader and mixed media installation artist, designer, and associate professor of art and design, Washburn University, Topeka, KS;
• Bruce Scherting, director of exhibits at the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute Natural History Museum, Lawrence, KS;
• Stephanie Lanter, ceramic and fiber sculptor, writer and Visiting Catron Professor of Art, Washburn University, Topeka; and
• Robin Lasser, installation artist, photographer, and sound artist, professor of art at San Jose State University, Oakland.

Workshop and opening reception Saturday
Artists Marguerite Perret and Stephanie Lanter will lead a Mixed Media Milagro Workshop, Saturday, Nov. 6, 1–4 p.m., in room 302 of the Visual Arts Building on the St. Paul campus. No art experience is necessary and all materials are supplied. It is free and open to the public but RSVP is required. Email Kathleen Harris for more information.

An opening reception and artist's talk is also Saturday, 5-7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

For more information
More information about the exhibition is at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery website.  

Nov. 9, 2010 by Julie Michener

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