"Order and Progress" by Nick Potter
As the world locked down and shifted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives were impacted—leading us into an introspective journey where we have grappled with ourselves, society and events unfolding before our eyes. At times it has been lonely and frustrating, as well as filled with anger, anxiety and despair. At other times, it has been joyful, thoughtful and innovative as we learned to create new platforms that support wellness, community building and social change.
The pandemic has created challenges to say the least. And yet, with the strength and perseverance of the human spirit and ingenuity we have used creativity and artistry to voice many of society’s most pressing concerns, as well as our own personal experience during these times.
PANDEMICAL showcases spoken word, poetry, music, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video and animation. It reflects four main themes that are central to the conversations we are currently witnessing: Isolation and Community; Illness and Wellness; Innovation; and Social Advocacy.
PANDEMICAL is also a community building event that reminds us that we are not alone. Rather, we are part of a larger creative society that has come together in order to innovate, express and share different perspectives that are engaging and provocative.
The most heart felt thank you and appreciation to all of the PANDEMCIAL participants.
Your creativity is inspirational and is keeping the arts vibrant in Central California.
Cindy Urrutia, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Creativity and the Arts
Pandemical Exhibit Information:
Center for Creativity and the Arts Information and Programming:
Dr. Cindy Urrutia
Website, Conley Arts Gallery, and Future Exhibits:
This exhibit is intended to showcase creativity and create a platform for different ideas, opinions and expressions. Fresno State and CCA do not espouse any particular artist’s opinion or viewpoint. The exhibit is meant to elicit conversations and encourage dialog among viewers. It is also meant to inspire curiosity and learn about the artists’ and their perspectives.