Dust In Their Veins
Works by Candace Hunter

Join us for the opening reception of “Dust In Their Veins”
Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 5pm-6pm
Artist Talk: 5:30pm

“Dust In Their Veins” is a mixed media exhibition by Candace Hunter, bringing discussion & action to the plight of women and children who are adversely affected by the lack of rights to clean water – the lack can be due to either the global water crisis or living in conflict areas of the world.

Candace Hunter‘s Bio: I am a visual artist in Chicago residing on the South side. Not the South side of urban myth and the unjust stereotypical imagery of anger, blight and violence. But the South side that is home to mothers and fathers and daughters and sons, home to music and rhythm and rhyme, home to dreams and dreamers, the lake front and children’s laughter. A South side that nurtured the Gwendolyn Brooks and Margaret Burroughs’, Louis Armstrong’s, and Lorraine Hansberry’s of this world. A South side that is home to modern art-doers like Amanda Williams, Kerry James Marshall, Theaster Gates and the inimitable Richard Hunt – and did I say, myself?

I am also the female progeny of enslaved Africans and continually watch the inherited pain of that shared history. I am a daughter of those incredibly resilient people.

It is my responsibility as a daughter of this legacy to speak truth through my art. It is my responsibility to my daughter to speak truth through my art. She is watching me and what I do and what I create. And so, I create for her as well. I am busy creating a more reasonable world until she is able to take those reins and create what she needs in her life.

Through my chosen media, collage, I explore this world that is neighborhood, that is country, that is world. I extrapolate from the chaos and try to offer it back to my viewer with a sense of both order and beauty.

Please visit the Art @ the Y homepage for more information about our the Art @ the Y exhibition on view now.
All Art @ the Y events are free and open to the public.

Murphy Gallery
University YMCA
1001 S. Wright Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820

Mondays-Fridays from 9am to 9pm
Closed on weekends, except in the case of special events.
Questions? Contact Ann Rasmus at ann@universityymca.org or at 217-337-1500

Parking Nearby:
Parking lot on 6th between Daniel & Chalmers – Free after 5pm.
Parking garage on 6th & John – Free after 5pm.
Street parking on Wright, Chalmers, & 6th Streets for 75¢ per hour.
Municipal lot on Green & 5th Streets for $1 per hour.