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Thanks for the Fish
voices against greed

January 29, 2017 - 3P (Sunday)

Gallery 51, 51 Main Street, North Adams

Poets share work that celebrates sharing and caring and/or reflects on the consequences of a sharing and caring deficit. Doni Smith (MCLA, 2019) will host this event which will be set in the context of visual artist Josh Ostraff's (visiting assistant professor, MCLA) exhibition - OFA ATU.*

The audience is advised that this program may contain explicit content.

More about the Exhibition

Josh Ostraff
January 26 - February 19, 2017
Opening Reception January 26, 5-7pm

From the artist's statement -

"... Hiko one night had a dream and visit from the youngest son of the first Tui Tonga. He taught him how to call the ‘Atu (skipjack tuna) to him to feed his people. There were rules they would need to follow and if broken then he would not be able to call the fish again until the people had changed their hearts. For 21 years Hiko was able to call to the ‘Atu and the people in his village followed the rules. Then one day Hiko went out and called the fish, people took more than they needed and sold them, they broke the rules, and I was there. As a result Hiko said it would be a long time before he could call the fish again."

MCLA Gallery 51 is a program of MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center. The gallery is open Monday- Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 413-662-5320 or go to www.mcla.edu/gallery51.

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