From The Curator
Over the course of 2020, I had heard of the overwhelming amount of show applications they were receiving for their calls to artists. With the closures of non-essential services and public spaces, there were limited options in showing artwork. Among my chief concerns were that artists from under-served communities and non-traditional artistic backgrounds were being overlooked, and those voices were not being heard. Our First Conversation has been my opportunity to contribute back to the Arts and Culture community, and allow the selected artists in the show share their experiences living through Covid-19.