Call & Response 2017: INVISIBLE

October 11 – November 27, 2017

About the Exhibition
Upcoming Events
Artist & Writer Participants
Recommended Reading

About “Call + Response: Invisible

Call + Response is a collaboration between writers and visual artists, in which one calls and one responds. The result is a set of paired works, resonating with each other, demonstrating the interplay of artistic media, and speaking to the issues of our times.

The theme for Call + Response 2017 is Invisible, developed in conversation with ArtWorks for Freedom’s campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking, “invisible crimes,” and unlawful actions against marginalized communities. The visual and literary artists participating in Call + Response begin at this point, but may diverge in their creative responses to the theme.

Upcoming Events:

Call + Response: Artists’ and Writer’s Panel
Wednesday, October 11, 3:00 – 4:15pm
Fenwick Main Reading Room, Fenwick Library (Room 2001)
Presented in conjunction with Fall for the Book

Call + Response: Opening Reception
Wednesday, October 11, 4:30 – 5:30pm
Fenwick Gallery, Fenwick Library
Sponsored by Argo Tea

Artists’ Book Open House: Invisible
Thursday, October 12, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Fenwick Library Special Collections, Room 2400

Film Screenings: The True Cost and Not My Life
Wednesday, October 18, 12:00 – 1:45pm / Encore presentation of The True Cost at 7:30pm
5138 Vernon Smith Hall, Arlington Campus

Artist & Writer Participants

Sarah Ann Marcus and Leah DwyerBridget Carmanna and Alexandra PetrassiLaura Ellen Scott and Mike WaltonMaria Karametou and Jen Stein
Jayne Matricardi-Burke and E. Rhodes ThompsonNikki Brugnoli Whipkey and Jennifer LillisHolly Morgan Mason and Emily FussnerDani Badra and Marianne Epstein


Jennifer Lillis- MFA candidate (Printmaking), George Mason University

Mack: GMU Alumnus MFA Poetry; Term Assistant Professor, English; and founding co-editor of Gazing Grain Press

Stephanie Grimm: Art and Art History Librarian, George Mason University

Recommended reading