Watertown Artist’s Exhibit “When We Are Silent” Showing in Needham

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Pieces from Watertown artist Ruth Henry’s show “When We Are Silent.”

The following announcement was provided by the exhibit organizers:

When We Are Silent is a new solo exhibition by artist Ruth K. Henry on view at the Gorse Mill Gallery (31 Thorpe Road, Needham MA) from March 7th, 2022 to March 26th, 2022. Opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 12th from 6-9 pm. Masks are required. Food and drinks will be available outdoors.

This exhibition is a collection of new works created over a year of speaking up and another year of keeping silent. Of new momentum in community organizing and the ensuing suburban backlash against antiracist education. Of becoming an abolitionist while slowly building prayers out of
fragments. These dismantled and reconnected fragments each carry with them bits of stories: of pain, resilience, violence and beauty, of inside and outside and the spaces in between. They are bound together in all the ragged, desperate, tender, raging ways the artist stumbled across in her
silence, carving new possibilities when old forms of connection were lost.

Ruth Henry is a mixed media artist who layers colors, texture and lyrics into intricate reflections on community, conflict, and possibility. Her belief in art’s power to unite people across painful divides is born of lived experiences as a socially engaged artist both locally and globally. She received her BA from Hampshire College, continued her studies through a Fulbright grant to Colombia, and received her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She currently works as a teaching artist in residence.

For updated gallery hours, to schedule an artist tour, or to obtain additional information please contact the artist directly at oasishiphop@gmail.com.

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