The Thinning of the Veil

Exhibit Dates: October 8–October 30, 2022
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 8, 2:00–4:00pm – wear you Halloween costume!

“The artist […] is always an anarchist in the best sense of the word. He must heed only the call that arises within him from three strong voices: the voice of death, with all its foreboding, the voice of love, and the voice of art.” – Federico García-Lorca

The turning of fall into winter is a time when many cultures observe and celebrate the transition from life to death. It’s the season when the veil between this world and the next, thins. With this exhibit, we invited artists to embrace the three voices of death, love, and art, whether drawing inspiration from celebrations like the Day of the Dead, All Souls Day, Halloween, or Samhain, or the natural world around us as the season changes.

View the program

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Congratulations to the Exhibit Winners

Best in Show: The Morrigan, Gina Dunlap
First Place: Three Women, Matthew Mattingly
Second Place: The Bird Most Unkind, Brian McQuillan
Third Place: Gold Star Mother, Douglas Gillette

Honorable Mentions
Forecast, Janet Bogon Romanowski
Molly, Michael McCarter
Kiyana, Janet Leombruni
Los Noctámbulos, Brandin Baron

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Exhibits at Arts Center East are free and open to the public. We are grateful for the support from our community and visitors.

Thanks to our Juror

Steve Wilda

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