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Gallery exhibit: Sanctuary

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 to Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017

Location: Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery

Event Type: Public Event

Audience: Public

Contact: Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery
Phone: (401) 341-2981

A curated exhibition that explores definitions of home, "Sanctuary" unites the creative work of seven artists working in a wide variety of media. Together, the images and objects of these New England-based artists examine the sanctuaries we construct, both real and imagined.

Is a house a sanctuary? Civilizations throughout history have constructed shelters to protect from the elements, invaders and predators, but at a certain point people craved more than mere refuge from physical discomfort and danger. Social and commercial issues such as privacy, family needs and status emerged and influenced the types of dwellings that were built and inhabited. As an ideology of "home" has taken shape over time, an elemental question prevails: When does a house provide the sanctuary of a home, and at what point does it lose its homey status?

The gallery is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy avenues. Its exhibits are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is closed on Mondays.