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September exhibitions at Figure One

Join us for the opening reception of A Little Touched, But Otherwise Alright, an exhibition of works completed during the Summer Artist Residency Program. The opening will be held on September 5th, 2014 from 5-8 p.m.

A Little Touched, But Otherwise Alright (above) is an exhibition that serves as the culminating event for its Summer Artists in Residence program. Jeff Horwat, a PhD candidate in Arts Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Melonie Mulkey, a new Urbana-Champaign resident who hails from Memphis, Tennessee, were selected as this year’s resident artists. The Figure One residency ran from July 15th, 2014 through August 26th, 2014. Work created by the artists during the residency will be on view from September 5th, 2014 through October 4th, 2014. Both artists work in varying media, Mulkey is a photographer and sculptor, while Horwat is an illustrator. Both artists seek to explore and visually convey the diverse psychological natures and traumas that affect the human psyche and how those factors unfold within our daily lives.

In conjunction with A Little Touched, But Otherwise Alright, Figure One will also be featuring Meredith Foster’s Home Is Wherever I’m With You in the Figure One project space. The exhibition is a continuation of her T.U.R.F. (Transplanted Urban Residential Flora) project exploring the proliferation of non-native spontaneous plant populations amidst the urban environment. 

Mark your calendars for these corresponding programs:

  • Self-care Sundays: 9/7 and 9/21, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • “Tale of Two Dissertations,” Talk by Jeff Horwat: 9/12, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • “Between the Folds,” Movie Night with Melonie Mulkey: 9/17, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Chapter One, Figure One Book Club, “The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery” by Sarah Lewis: 9/18, 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Artist Conversation with Melonie Mulkey: 9/26, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Origami with Melonie Mulkey: 10/1, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Artist Conversation with Meredith Foster: 10/3, 6 to 8 p.m.

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