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August 5, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – Unraveling Racism: Seeing White, an art exhibit exploring the hidden strands of systemic racism in the United States, opens September 2, 2022, at INAI: A Space Apart. Laura Earle is an artist and curator of the exhibit, which is being presented as a partnership of INAI and Siena Heights University.
The exhibit runs through Sunday, November 13, 2022. An artists’ reception is from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23, 2022, with a special invitation for Siena Heights University students to attend from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. All guests will be screened for COVID-19 and are required to wear masks.
Laura will give a talk on the exhibit at 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2022, in Rueckert Auditorium, Dominican Hall, Siena Heights University. She previously presented an excerpt of Unraveling Racism: Seeing White in 2019 at Northwest Gallery of Art in Detroit.
The exhibit is the result of the work of 12 Michigan artists who gathered to share personal experiences and to create an artistic dialogue around the issues raised in John Biewen’s podcast, Seeing White. The artists gathered to listen to the podcast and to uncover the impact and history of whiteness in the United States. The result is a lively body of inclusive, interdisciplinary, and collaborative artwork.
Participating artists are Michael Dixon, Laura Earle, Michelle Graznak, Donna Jackson, Rita Lee, Azya Moore, Nora Myers, Mia Risberg, Trisha Schultz, Will See, Laurie Wechter, and Margi Weir.
Sister Suzanne Schreiber, OP, Coordinator of INAI Gallery, is pleased to offer the exhibit. “It is in sync with our Adrian Dominican philosophy as we reckon with racism in our own community, our history, and ourselves,” she said.
INAI (pronounced in-EYE, meaning “within” in Japanese) is a contemplative space and art gallery that resonates with the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Vision: to seek truth, make peace, and reverence life. It houses an art gallery, a quiet space for personal reflection and meditation, and an art room. INAI: A Space Apart is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, or by appointment. Call 517-266-4090 or 517-266-4000.
Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.
April 18, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – Weber Retreat and Conference Center again invites the public to its popular Lunch and Learn Series, held monthly from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. Guests should bring their lunch. The schedule for the next four months is as follows:
May 10, 2022, Adrian Center for the Arts. Pi Benio and Lisa Neuman introduce us to the Adrian Center for the Arts: its history, growth, classes, and activities.
June 7, 2022, Eating from the Ground Up. April Amo shares her personal journey into a whole food, plant-based lifestyle and its positive health benefits. She will provide a tasting menu with a variety of foods.
July 12, 2022, The Healing Power of Nature. Kathleen Ancizek, family and holistic medicine physician, describes the benefits of being immersed in nature and gaining a greater sense of connection to Mother Earth.
August 9, 2022, Turning Green! A Campus Sustainability Tour. Sister Corinne Sanders, OP, Director of the Office of Sustainability, gives a guided tour of the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse sustainability initiatives, inside and outside.
Lunch and Learn programs are offered in-person for free. Registration is not required, and all are welcome. All guests will be screened for COVID-19 and are required to wear a mask when not eating.
Weber Center is located on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. For information, call Weber Center at 517-266-4000.