Conversations with a Hunter/Gatherer Contributing Artist this Friday, October 24

On Friday, October 24 at 2 pm artist Larry Gawel will be speaking in the University Art Gallery about his contributions to the Hunter/Gatherer exhibit currently on display.

A Nebraska artist, Mr. Gawel’s tintype images document his encounters with the landscape of the plant and animal life he hunts, gathers, and consumes as food. The tintype process he uses is an antique method of capturing photographic images that cuts him off from the latest digital methods. Gawel uses this method to create hauntingly beautiful images of food as the connection between ourselves and our environment.

This event, like all others associated with this exhibition, is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

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Upcoming Gallery exhibit “Hunter/Gatherer: Food Conservation” to spotlight Food and Hunger in the Heartland

Truman State University Art Gallery’s latest exhibit “Hunter/Gatherer: Food and Conservation” will open with a reception at 6 pm on October 14. This exhibition is part of a larger gallery program known as “Food and Conservation in the Heartland” and utilizes contemporary art to engage with themes pertaining to the food supply of rural Missouri residents.

“Hunter/Gatherer” seeks to transcend political divisions in order to provoke discussions around the issues of where our food comes from, its production, the ways it connects us to our environment, and what accounts for food insecurity. Some of the themes being touched on include hunger, food safety, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and hunting.

“Hunter/Gatherer” is one of the most uniquely engaging exhibits the gallery has shown to date. This exhibit will feature extensive educational programming and will offer free transportation and guided tours for schools, churches, and other groups.

A collection box will be available in the University Art Gallery for exhibit visitors to make canned good or monetary donations that will benefit the Adair County food bank.

There will be a public forum, “Perspectives on Food” on Tuesday, November 4 at 6pm in the University Art Gallery. This event is open to all members of the community in order to discuss the topics that inspired this exhibition.

An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, October 14 at 6:00pm in the University Art Gallery located in Ophelia Parrish 1114 on the campus of Truman State University. The exhibition opens on Tuesday, October 14 and continues through Friday, November 14, 2014.

The Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 7:00pm, Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm, and Saturday, noon to 4:30pm. The gallery is closed during campus holidays. For more information contact Aaron Fine at 660-785-5386 or afine@truman.edu

This program supported in part by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.