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Gallery Reception: Hidden Narratives


Thursday, Nov 08, 2018 6:00pm
LocationHylton Performing Arts Center Lovey Hammel Lounge, Science and Technology, Hylton Performing Arts Center Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

The Gallery Receptions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP to smeyer3@gmu.edu

Hidden Narratives abound in the world around us, but none are as close as the untold stories contained in the clothes we wear every day.  Our clothes carry our personal narratives and history. Through hand papermaking we enable veterans, families and community members to turn their clothing and uniforms into paper that is then used for visual art or writing.  The process of shredding and pulping the material, telling stories and sharing experiences one had in the garments creates a new shared outcome, forging personal relationships, fostering individual investment, and supports community cohesiveness.

About the Artist:

After twenty years of service in the U.S. Air Force (USAF), Patrick Sargent prepared to retire from the military and earlier that year completed his degree in political science.  One of the entry-level printmaking classes that was supposed to round out and complete his educational experiences, instead, and rather amazingly, became the beginning of another journey.  That course introduced Patrick to the centuries old traditions of printmaking.  Subsequently, he earned a BFA in Printmaking and MFA in Critical Arts Practice from George Mason University.  Currently Patrick is the President of Printmakers Inc at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria Virginia, where he is continuing to explore the papermaking and printmaking process, and, by extension, its emphasis on collaboration -- between artists, communities, and audiences.

Learn more about Patrick Sargent 

Gallery Sponsor: Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

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