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  1. Offsite Gallery exhibition "Beyond The Box" by Regent University Professor of Media & Fine Arts, Willie Cordy, Jr.

    January 15, 2021, 5:00 PM - March 5, 2021, 7:00 PM @ Offsite Gallery at MacArthur Center, Suite #287

    Join us for an opening reception, 5-7pm. Safety measures are in place throughout MacArthur Center. Masks & social distancing required. Gallery hrs: M-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 12-6pm. "Beyond the Box" explores the comic book world, where imagination becomes a visual reality and creative, out of the box concepts exist. A diverse mix of sketches, inked drawings and paintings create a unique journey into Cordy’s popular City Earth series and upcoming 2021 Bass Reeves comic book release. One of his most powerful acrylic paintings, part of a developing series reflecting on real historical events in America is also on debut. A Portsmouth, VA native, Cordy knew at an early age he was destined to live a creative life. He earned an undergraduate degree and MFA from Norfolk State University then became an NSU Art Educator. Cordy is currently an Adjunct Professor of Media & Fine Arts at Regent University and an Art Instructor at the Art Institute. cordystudio.com

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  2. National Geographic’s Planet or Plastic? at Nauticus

    January 30, 2021 - April 25, 2021 @ Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin

    National Geographic’s Planet or Plastic? exhibition showcases the global plastic waste crisis and highlights innovators working to solve this urgent issue. Featuring the work of researchers, scientists and artists, the exhibition traces the history of plastic and explores the devastating impacts of plastic pollution on our world’s oceans. The exhibition will also feature a look into the rise of single-use plastics due to COVID-19. Through powerful imagery, Planet or Plastic? makes the important case for the need to find a balance between using this material and protecting our environment.

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  3. Chrysler Museum of Art presents "Americans in Spain"

    February 25, 2021, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Chrysler Museum of Art

    Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1820-1920 explores a pivotal moment, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when American artists and their European counterparts flocked to Spain to capture its scenic charms and seemingly exotic customs. Co-organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art and the Milwaukee Art Museum, the exhibition is developed around each institution’s unique collection of American and old master paintings. The show features works by Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, John Singer Sargent, and others alongside their Spanish contemporaries and the country’s Old Masters. Picture: Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926), Spanish Girl Leaning on a Window Sill, ca. 1872, Oil on canvas, Manuel Piñanes García-Olías, Madrid

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  4. Hermitage Museum and Gardens present "Whistler and Company"

    February 25, 2021, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Hermitage Museum and Gardens

    Whistler & Co. includes more than sixty etchings by James Abbott McNeill Whistler and ten of his contemporaries from Britain, France, and America. Whistler’s gritty images of the River Thames and views of Venice and Paris revived, in part, the art of etching in the 19th century.

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  5. Slover Library presents "Hear Their Voices," assemblage by Kim McCoy

    February 25, 2021, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Slover Library

    "Hear Their Voices," a social activism assemblage by Kim McCoy, will exhibit at Slover Library from January 19 through February 27. The exhibition commemorates Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January, and represents the stories of captive victims. Local artist Kim McCoy collected sacred objects and personal belongings donated from the community to construct a solemn monument to the victims and their stories.

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