Correction, 9/22: we initially wrote that Ki Chan Lee’s exhibit was entitled “Saturated Reality.” The title has since been corrected to “Preempt.”
In the past two weeks, Middlebury students have launched several new initiatives to revitalize the arts scene on campus. September 18th marked the launch of Middlebury Music Union (MMU), which as of this morning had fifty registered student users. Just as MMU’s founders noticed a need for a more connected network of student musicians, another group of Middlebury students noted the lack of a “formal setting for the display of [student] artwork” on campus.
The M Gallery’s founders hope that their space will first and foremost provide student artists with opportunities to exhibit their work, build their CV’s, and collaborate with other artists. In the long term, they hope that they also can make the Gallery a “nerve center” for the “discussion of art at Middlebury” by hosting a lecture series and welcoming the Middlebury town community to attend events. The group is utilizing Midd’s microphilanthropy network, MiddStart, to raise funds for the project.
The M Gallery will host its grand opening this Saturday, September 24th from 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM with an installation entitled “Preempt” by Middlebury senior Ki Chan Lee.
Readers, what do you think of the role student art on campus? What do you think of the M Gallery? Comment and let us know your thoughts.
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