C-Street Gallery opens “Representing Reality” exhibit April 7

SPRINGFIELD, MO., April 7, 2017 – “Representing Reality” opens at the Drury on C-Street Gallery with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening. The exhibition will focus on work that encapsulates the idea of representation, and will feature pieces by various artists and their interpretation of diversity of experience. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is located at 233 E. Commercial Street. The opening reception is free to the public with food provided by Café Cusco.

“Representing Reality” was conceptualized by Arts Administration students Tori Manisco and Madison Morgan.

“There is a serious lack of diversity in mainstream media and too often a huge part of our population is left feeling under represented,” Manisco says. “Yet, when suddenly there is someone with whom you identify, who represents your struggle or your experience, it can be the most liberating feeling.”

“Creating and maintaining diversity in mainstream media is an invitation to be included in a narrative you never thought you could be a part of – it humanizes our differences,” Morgan says. “When we share and listen to stories that recount our respective struggles, we are granted the opportunity to broaden our outlook on life and form a more inclusive society.”

This exhibition will run from April 7 through 31. Gallery viewing hours after the opening reception will be 11-2pm on Mondays, 11-12:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-2pm on Wednesdays, 11-1pm on Fridays, and on Saturdays from 10-2pm.

For more information, call (417) 873-6337 or visit Drury on C-Street’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DruryCStreet.

About Drury on C-Street

The Drury on C-Street Project is an initiative by Drury University, in partnership with other local

organizations, to establish a Drury Center on Commercial Street. This center includes an art gallery, a business resource center, and the weaving studio. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is a professional, student-run gallery featuring emerging and established artists. Drury University’s Drury on C-Street Gallery provides arts administration majors the experience of promoting the work of local artists. The gallery connects the community to new and relevant art in an accessible and welcoming environment.

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Media Contact: Rebecca Miller, Director of Arts Administration: (417) 873-6337 or rmiller01@drury.edu.