What Happen When You Participate in Art?

Interactive Closing Ceremony Begins New Gallery Initiative March 31st, 2017

Brown Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC - Members of the public can add their marks to a "Tabula Rasa" kimono in an interactive closing ceremony for "Off the Streets," an exhibition of paper garments made from street rubbings by artist Caroline Garrett Hardy. Participants are encouraged to bring images, written message or make impromptu artwork from 4 - 5pm at the Louise Jones Brown Gallery, 101 Bryan Center (in the Bryan Student Center) Duke University West Campus, Durham, NC.

"Art needs many hearts, hands, and no less than a thousand eyes," Caroline said. "This closing ceremony celebrates spring as well as launches my initiative for gallery participation in art."

Hardy's artwork takes its inspiration from Japanese kimonos and other forms of garments. She uses rubbings of utility covers and tombstones from her travels to create fanciful wall hangings. Inspired by Japanese aesthetics, traditional Japanese sweets will be shared. Thirty minutes before the gallery doors close for the exhibit, she will present final comments and answer questions.

The exhibition is up until March 31st when the closing ceremony will take place. All ages are welcomed.

Caroline Garrett Hardy, www.carolineghardy.com

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