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Upcoming Artist Panel with Allison Maria Rodriguez on 2/15/18

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Allison Maria Rodriguez’s solo exhibit serves as the backdrop to an upcoming panel discussion on art and the environment. Photo credit: Tory Corless.

Quickening the Dust takes time to sink in. The current exhibition on display at the Dorchester Art Project, Quickening the Dust features video art by artist-in-residence Allison Maria Rodriguez. Her moving collages layer shots of religious rituals being acted out by the artist over satellite images of hurricanes moving across Cuba, with cherry blossoms falling peacefully over the entire scene. As the images cycle through, the viewer considers climate change, religious piety, and the performance of gender roles alongside each other. Rodriguez softly suggests what comes of disconnection, and her exhibition deserves a visit and reflection.

But what comes of this art? On Thursday, February 15th, viewers can move their reflection into a discussion. The Dorchester Art Project is hosting a panel discussion of local artists whose work is focused on environmental issues. They will discuss what centers their environmental work and personal challenges. The following artists will be present in the discussion:

The panel will feature an interactive art piece from 6 – 6:30 by Faith Johnson, followed by a discussion and Q&A among the artists. The Dorchester Art Project is located at 1486 Dorchester Ave in Boston, right across from the Fields Corner T stop on the red line. The show will run from 6 – 8:30pm. Check the event listing for more details.

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