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This exhibition brings to the Quick Center a new and diverse view of women and religion. McKenzie explores diversity, children and symbolic imagery in her work. In her paintings, McKenzie pays tribute to women as sacred individuals, leaders for positive change, and mothers.
The exhibition, which opened Aug. 27, is in the Theater Atrium and the Front Gallery of the Quick Center for the Arts. The exhibition will be open through Dec. 2.
On Monday, Oct. 22, McKenzie will visit campus for a gallery talk at 4 p.m., followed by dessert with the artist at 7:30 p.m. Both events will be held at the Quick Center and are free and open to the public.
Reproductions of McKenzie’s art are regularly carried in demonstrations and marches across the United States as visual testaments in support of racial equality and as a voice against prejudice, women’s rights and the LGBTQ community.
McKenzie has received many awards throughout her career and most recently was the subject “The Divine Journey: a Painter’s Mission,” a short documentary about the artist’s work and the creation of a commission for Memorial Church at Harvard University. Originally from New York City, McKenzie now lives and works in northeast Vermont. Learn more about the artist via her website, www.janetmckenzie.com.