From Mud To Music curated by the Sheldon Art Galleries

The Mud to Music exhibition displays musical instruments composed of clay and porcelain from the Sheldon Art Galleries’ Hartenberger World Music Collection. These instruments, used in all parts of the world for thousands of years, tell the story of dynamic human experiences throughout history. Instruments on display are from a wide variety of regions, including Mexico, China and France, and range in date from 100 B.C.E. through the 1980s. The instruments also vary in type and include a clay rattle from western Mexico dating to 200 B.C.E., a 19th century porcelain horn from China, and a 20th century clay ocarina, in the shape of an elephant, from Israel.

Mud to Music is on display through May 5, 2019.


Riverwork Project by Sun Smith-Foret

The Riverwork Project is a panoramic textile artwork comprised of separate panels that together form 100 feet of pliable sections of sewn, layered, hand-stenciled and painted cloth. Referencing human and water resources, the Riverwork Project blends geometry, symbols and color to highlight cultural meanings of shared experiences. Sun Smith-Foret conceived the idea and views the Riverwork Project as a catalyst - enabling conversations between communities and engaging artists throughout the region. As each piece is unique, they evoke different emotions from different viewers. “The segments, like currents flowing, carry visual messages and elements of surprise” according to Smith-Foret.

Riverwork Project is on display through May 12, 2019.