Chicago, IL. (2 October 2012) —- A new exhibition, "Dust in Their Veins: A Visual Response to the Global Water Crisis," by artist Candace Hunter, will open at The DuSable Museum of African American History on Friday, October 26, 2012 and continue through Sunday, March 10, 2013. The Museum is located at 740 East 56th Place (57th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue) in Chicago.
"Dust in Their Veins," is an installation of mixed media art works that bring discussion and action to the plight of women and children who are adversely affected by the lack of rights to clean waterthe lack can be due to either the global water crisis or living in conflict areas of the world.
Candace Hunter (chlee), is a visual artist based in Chicago whose collage and mixed media work has garnered her both praise and a mixture of collectors locally and nationally. A previous series, "Prayer Circles…" was installed in sacred spaces for three years surrounding the Midwest.
The challenge and hope for that series was to build bridges from two divergent audiences — those people who would rarely, if ever, visit a gallery or museum, and those people who would likewise feel the same about visiting a church or temple. Creating dialogue around the same work from two very different lifescapes was the desire and ultimately, the glorious result. One of the larger pieces from the series is housed in the permanent exhibit of the Greater New York Center for Interfaith Studies.
Hunter is hoping to create the kind of dialogue fostered by the "Prayer Circles…" series, and to go a step further by creating an avenue for action.
The image being used for the series is a headless, legless profile of a woman. Headless because she oft has no say in the international arena on her rights, legless, because her mobility is hindered by geographical constraints, tribal conflict, gender inequality and poverty. The female profile is being rendered in woods on canvas and on paper — anywhere from 4" to 6' feet and treated in paint, assemblage and text.
The DuSable Museum of African American History is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 NOON until 5:00 PM. Museum admission is: $10.00 for adults; $7.00 for students and seniors; $3.00 for children ages 6 thru 11; and children under the age of 5 are admitted free. Sundays are FREE to all. The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District's generous support of the Museum.
About The DuSable Museum of African American History
The DuSable Museum of African American History is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the country. Our mission is to collect, preserve and display artifacts and objects that promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions and experiences of African Americans through exhibits, programs and activities that illustrate African and African American history, culture and art. For more information on the Museum and its programs, please call (773) 947-0600 or visit us at www.dusablemuseum.org