Hess Gallery - New Exhibit


We the People

Radical Rights By, With, For the People

New mixed media work
by Chawky Frenn


Hess Gallery
Pine Manor College
400 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467



   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2013

Exhibition Dates: September 4 – October 23, 2013

Artist Talk: Nicholson Distinguished Lecture
Tuesday, September 17, 6:30 – 7:30pm
President’s Dining Room, Campus Center
Reception to follow in Hess Gallery, 7:30 – 9:00pm

The Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College is pleased to present “We the People” by artist Chawky Frenn. Reflecting on the opening words of the Constitution of the United States, We the People, this series uses the sacred document as a base for visual reflections on the history, principles, visions, costs, and challenges confronting our Supreme Law since its inception. Quotes from Presidents, Senators, Justices, and others alerting us about threats facing our democracy accompany the images; further quotes affirm the rights and freedoms the Constitution enshrines.

About the Artist

Chawky Frenn is a humanist painter, a professor of art at George Mason University, and the author of two books “100 Boston Painters” and “100 Boston Artists”. His art, a voice for human dignity, is a visual meditation on human rights, social and political issues, and clashing truths. He writes: “The source of my art is love for humanity, an awareness of the interconnectedness of all people and nature, and a recognition that people have similar basic rights, needs and aspirations. My engagement is fueled by a belief of the difference that each one of us can make to be a bridge and not a wall, to be balm and not poison.”

About the Hess Gallery

Pine Manor College educates and empowers a diverse student body to become accomplished, reflective, and confident leaders—one student at a time. The Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College is curated by Carole Rabe, and presents four to five shows a year. All gallery events are free and open to the public. Please check the website for hours and directions: www.pmc.edu/hess-gallery.

Gallery hours are the same as Annenberg Library hours: Mon.—Th. 8am – 10pm;

Fri. 8am – 5pm, Sat./Sun. 1pm—5pm. For holiday hours check the library website: www.pmc.edu/library.

Contact: Carolyn Wirth / cwirth@pmc.edu / 978.298.5210