Call + Response 2014: In 24 hours, everywhere the dawn rises again

Coming this Monday to Fenwick Gallery, a new exhibit featuring collaborations between visual artists and creative writers of George Mason University. This exhibit marks the 6th annual exchange  — a “Call and Response” — curated by professors Helen Frederick (School of Art) and Susan Tichy (English Department) as part of Fall for the Book. The theme this year: In 24 hours, everywhere the dawn rises again.

Artists and writers were put into pairs, with one as “caller” and the other as “responder.” Come and see the work each pair produced out of their collaboration, ranging in medium from poetry to painting, artists books, photography, printmaking, video and more.

In 24 hours, everywhere the dawn rises again
September 6 – October 3, 2014
Fenwick Gallery, Fenwick Library


Artists & Writers Discussion
Wednesday September 17, 3-5 pm
2nd Floor Conference Room (201)
Fenwick Library

2014 Call + Response participants
Nathan Loda + Jen Coleman
Nikki Brugnoli + Josh Whipkey
Qinglan Wang + Alice Quatrochi
Meaghan Busch + Maile Field
Benjamin Brezner + Sarah Zuckerman
Erika Kielsgard + Anne Smith
Jessica Kallista + Sarah Irvin
Rahshia Sawyer + Sarah Winn
Sean Pears + Marianne Epstein
Marcos Martínez + Ariel Harwick

Gallery Talk
On September 17th, five pairs of artists and writers from the Call & Response exhibit delivered an engaging discussion as part of the 2014 Fall for the Book programming. The collaborators spoke about their inspirations, their early discussions over coffee, and the surprises that came about as a result of working together in a call and response tradition. Check out these highlights from the talk:


Interview with faculty & co-curators Helen Frederick (School of Art) and Susan Tichy (English Department) conducted by graduate assistant and MFA student Anne Smith.

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