January 9 - March 18, 2012
Through drawings and paintings, Judy Wong brings to light those who are often overlooked in our community, joining the voice of Dr. Dean Brooks to speak out against dehumanization created by authorative power within our institutions.
Three major areas are used as examples of institutionalization that creates the hidden transparencies in a commuity.
- State Mental Health Facilities
- Correctional Institutions
- Assisted Living Facilities
The 2011-2012 Hamersly Library exhibits theme is IDENTITY. The exhibits featured this year will explore the characteristics that determine who we are. Our individual experiences, the communities we live in, and our culture all play a significant role in establishing our identity.
In winter we are looking at community identity. The people we come in contact with every day influence whom we surround ourselves. Some of those people are in our lives by choice, while others are present but unseen. Two local artists use the populace of Salem to explore what makes a group of people a community.