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Drawing History in Italia Exhibition
Drawing History in Italy opens in the CAAD main gallery on Tuesday November 06.The work on exhibit is from a three-week adventure in Italy about seeing. Seeing is a uniquely human attribute that in many cases has been contaminated by our contemporary existence. Seeing is an orientation devise. It is the ability to focus ones attention for a prolonged amount of time so as to notice, that which is missed when observation suffers from superficiality. Seeing combats apathy by reminding us of our integral relationship with life. Seeing and drawing together is ammunition. It is an active meditation that engages life from a uniquely individual point of view. It feeds the self with confidence and admiration by positioning oneself in a meaningful place. The work in the exhibit of fourteen students was never intended to be publicly displayed, nor was its goal to be appreciated in terms of technical prowess. Each drawing is a relationship between the drawer and the drawn resulting in a discovery of understanding. We spent time in Tuscany to collect experiences. The drawings each student has produced are the means and evidence of learning on this Tuscan adventure.