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GCSC Presents "The Art of Politics"

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Gulf Coast State College's Visual & Performing Arts Division is providing an alternative to debates and speeches this political season. In a group exhibit, artists will present their perspectives on the politics, issues and events of the current state of the union. It opens October 5 and the community is invited to this free exhibit.

Jill Foote-Hutton, an artist, writer and curator of the exhibit, is interested in art as a vehicle for social dialogue. "The imagery in the exhibition will poke at assumptions, mock status quo and actively direct viewers," Foote-Hutton said. "Will the viewer agree with the perspective or disagree?" She will present a lecture on the work in the exhibit and place it in the wider context of the long-standing tradition of artist as social critic.

The lecture will take place Friday, October 5, at 1:00 p.m. at GCSC in the Amelia Tapper Center, room 128, followed by the exhibit's opening and a reception from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

The exhibit will be on display in the Amelia Center Main Gallery (Room 112) until November 1. Regular gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. There is no charge. For more information, please contact Pavel Amromin at pamromin@gulfcoast.edu or call 769-1551 ext. 4874.

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