Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) is pleased to announce the opening of the first Kris Waldman Curator in Residence art exhibition entitled Collective Liberation. This exhibit is named in honor of HCA’s founding co-director, who shares a great passion for art that fosters dialogue around diversity and inclusivity, particularly of underrepresented communities.
Leslie Condon, a Boston-based artist, was selected as the curator in residence through a juried process. Condon brought together the work of five artists for this special show. Condon notes, “Socially engaged BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color) artists of today reflect a long tradition of Black and Brown creatives who have utilized their practice to bring greater visibility to their communities, including times of profound joy or unbearable sorrow.”
Kris Waldman is thrilled with the inaugural exhibition. “Collective Liberations is a knockout. It is just what I hoped this curatorial opportunity would generate: extraordinary work, inventive media, each artist expressing a unique vision of life in America. Born of their experiences as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, their art brings visibility to their lives. It enables people of every color to share their joys and sorrows. May this exhibition foster dialogue around diversity and inclusivity and enable us all to experience collective belonging in a shared community.”
The exhibition will be on display in the Lotvin Family Gallery at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts from September 30-November 11th, 2021. The gallery is open M-F 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, and weekends from 9 am – 2 pm. Free admission. A public reception with the artists featured in the exhibition will be held on Friday, October 8th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.