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Opening reception for PAÑUELXS by Vannessa Viruet
Jan 22 @ 4:00 am – 6:00 pm CST
New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art at University of Southern Indiana is proud to present PAÑUELXS by Chicago-based artist Vanessa Viruet. PAÑUELXS includes textile works and sculpture in the main gallery space, as well as a temporary public art piece in New Harmony’s MacClure Square. The exhibition opens on Saturday, January 22, 2022 and runs through Saturday, March 5, 2022.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 22 from 4-6pm Central at the gallery, and an artist’s talk will be held Friday, January 21 at noon on USI campus: University Center West, Rm 226-227 (UCW second floor just before Carter Hall).
Gallery hours are 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central, Tuesday – Saturday. COVID safety procedures will be required, including masks and social distancing, in accordance with University of Southern Indiana policy.
Vanessa Viruet is a Chicago-based fiber artist of Puerto Rican descent. She creates monumental scale artworks to examine the complex histories rooted in textiles such as identity, cultural heritage, gender, and class. Viruet holds a BFA and a MA in Teaching from the Maryland Institute College of Art as well as an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She currently serves as an art instructor for Chicago Public Schools and teaches in the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Someday she hopes to have her own scholarship for artists of color.