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Artists Share Their Take on the Pandemic

Dec 8, 2020

One of the scheduled art exhibits at The Hub – Arts & Cultural Center in Rushville fell through because of the pandemic. So Executive Director Erin Eveland said they decided to replace it with an exhibit about the pandemic.

Social Distance: Art in the Time of Quarantine remains on display at The Hub through December 19.

Eveland said it features seven artists from this region. Each has their own take on what it’s like to stay home and be isolated. She said some are humorous while others are more serious.

“When you come in, you see the fun, kind of whimsical side of things. But then there’s also, if you look deeper, there’s definitely some deeper layers,” Eveland said.

“It’s interesting to see our take on what’s going on and how people are handling it and how these seven different artists are handling isolation and being homebound; the scariness of the virus.”

A virtual artist talk about the exhibit will be held this Thursday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. It will be streamed live on Facebook.

The Hub in downtown Rushville is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., and on Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

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