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[The University YMCA] Dust In Their Veins-A Visual Response to the Global Water Crisis Works by Candace Hunter

March 8 @ 9:00 am - May 6 @ 9:00 pm

On view in the Y’s Murphy Gallery from March 8, 2018 through May 6, 2018 from 9am-9pm, Mondays-Fridays

[Champaign-Urbana, Illinois–March 8] The University YMCA is pleased to present “Dust In Their Veins: A Visual Response to the Global Water Crisis,” works by Candace Hunter. The exhibition is on view in the Y’s Murphy Gallery from March 8 through May 6, 2018 and is part of the University YMCA’s Art @ the Y program, a public arts initiative that promotes reflection and discussion on issues of social justice, interfaith action, environmental protection, and global engagement.

Candace Hunter is a visual artist in Chicago, creating collage, paintings, and installations that often interweave text. She tells stories through the use of appropriated materials from popular magazines, vintage maps, and resourced materials, offering them back to the viewer with a sense of history and admiration of the beautiful. By squaring off the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, she absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. This storytelling is important as an act of meditation and mediation.

Candace Hunter has been honored with the prestigious 3Arts Award for her commitment to the Arts and her Art Practice. Her work is currently on view at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Museum of Science and Industry and the South Side Community Art Center.

Website: http://www.chleeart.com/


“Dust In Their Veins: A Visual Response to the Global Water Crisis” is a mixed media exhibition by Candace Hunter, bringing discussion and action to the plight of women and children who are adversely affected by the lack of clean water – the lack can be due to a plethora of problems, from ecological to living in conflict areas of the world.


Exhibition Events: The University YMCA invites the public to attend the opening reception with the artist Candace Hunter on the evening of Thursday, March 8, from 5pm-7pm. During the Art @ the Y opening reception, light refreshments will be served for free starting at 5:00pm followed by a talk and discussion of the artwork with Candace Hunter at 5:30pm in the University YMCA’s Murphy Gallery located on 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, Illinois.

On March 10th, the public is invited to join Candace Hunter’s hands-on workshop as part of the 2018 Illinois Interfaith Conference. Attendees of the workshop are encouraged to RSVP and experience the event as part of the 2018 Illinois Interfaith Conference, happening from March 9 through March 10, 2018. Free and open to the public.


Candace Hunter’s exhibition coincides with World Water Day on March 22nd and with Illinois Water Day is April 12. The Art @ the Y program will have planned another opportunity to hear from Candace Hunter on Illinois Water Day. A finalized event program for Illinois Water Day is to be announced.


All Art @ the Y events are free and open to the public. Please visit the Art @ the Y webpage for updates and more information at universityymca.org/art



March 8 @ 9:00 am
May 6 @ 9:00 pm
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