About 55 pieces of art exploring issues of gender and race will be on display during the “Equality Matters” art exhibit at William Woods University.
The opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in the Mildred Cox Gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts. The show will be up through April 3.
The exhibition takes place during WWU’s “Equality Matters – Conversations on Gender and Race” Symposium. Artists were invited to submit art that explores their understanding on how issues of gender and race influence contemporary culture.
The symposium has two purposes: to explore how sexism and racism work together to hinder the American dream of equality and to engage the campus community, especially the students, in a robust intellectual conversation.
The exhibition jurors, Dion Dion, Kenny Greene and Sharon Kilfoyle, will select first, second and third place awards.
Dion is a multi-media, nationally recognized and award-winning artist. She has worked with a variety of non-profit arts organizations over 30 years. As a professional arts administrator and consultant, she has served as juror, curator, director and awards judge.
Kilfoyle is a designer and fiber artist specializing in shibori dyeing and nuno felting, teaching in her studio near Ashland, Missouri, and annually in the summer fashion program at the Paris American Academy in Paris, France.
Green, owner of Monarch Jewelry in Columbia, Missouri, is president of the North Village Art District Board of Directors and serves on the boards of several other art organizations. He is a studio artist and adjunct professor of art at Columbia College.