Art Notes: ArtHop March 2

This week’s ArtHop will feature showings by two women with connections to Fresno State’s Department of Art and Design.

A mixed-media wall piece by art professor Joan K. Sharma will be on view as part of the “Women’s Work” exhibition at the Spectrum Gallery during the month of March. ArtHop and the opening reception are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2, with an artist talk and presentation about the exhibition at 7 p.m. Friday, March 17.

The artwork connects personal and universal references to women’s roles related to service and overseer. “Through My Eyes” stares back at the viewer adding a layer of disquieting ambiguity.

window-on-to-kondHazel Antaramian Hofman’s work will be on display during ArtHop from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fig Tree Gallery, 644 Van Ness Ave., Fresno. The exhibition, titled “Embroidered Mise-en-Scène,” plays with the notion of one art form shaping another, influencing another, inspiring another. A special performance organized by artist and dance choreographer Debra Parola will take place at 7 p.m.

“The idea of the show was conceived in the summer of 2016, when I began taking digital film footage in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, for a short documentary film that I had envisioned earlier in the year,” said Hofman, who is a graduate of the Art and Design program and a member of the Arts and Humanities advisory board. “‘Embroidered Mise-en-Scène’ speaks to the multiplicity of experiences of a journey that takes the trajectory of a pendulum.”

“Embroidered Mise-en-Scène” will be on display from March 2 to April 2. Gallery hours are from noon to 4 p.m. Fridays through Sundays.



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