Native Museum Hosts Artist Jessica Clark
UNC Pembroke's Museum of the Native American Resource Center will host a one-woman show by local artist Jessica Clark titled "A Native Perspective."
Clark is a 2005 UNCP graduate who recently returned to the area after earning a master's of fine arts degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010. She has brought her work home in the form of oil on large canvases.
Clark's work has been shown throughout the Southeast and abroad, including the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., and Blue Gallery and Galerie Pfriem, in Lacoste, France.
Clark, who is from Rowland, chooses local people and themes as her subjects.
In a statement about the show she said: "The works included in the exhibition "A Native Perspective" document and preserve the everyday life of the Lumbee people of North Carolina. They are from my perspective, as I am Lumbee, and depict the people, places, and events specific to us.
"The large format and vibrant colors of the paintings reflect the vitality of contemporary native culture and identity, creating monuments to a people who have persevered in the face of oppression and the appeal of assimilation."
"A Native Perspective" will be on display through April 22.
For more information contact the Resource Center at (910) 521-6282 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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