In light of social distancing, the Association for Visual Arts has of course had to close its galleries. To continue with its mission and ensure that the public has access to the art, it has created a virtual tour of its current exhibitions, The Olympian Spirit (artwork to be featured at the Tokyo 2021 Games) and the Photo Documentation of the Signal Centers School.
Both collections deal with resiliency and championing over adversities.
The Olympics have a long and storied history with art. During its early years, 1912 to 1948, art competitions were included in the modern Olympic Games- part of the original intention of the Olympic Movement’s founder, Pierre de Coubertin.
Reuniting the arts and sports again, the featured artist of this exhibition, Steven Lester, has developed a major series of narrative paintings featuring individual competitors and their corresponding Olympic stories of hardships, determination, and success.
Continuing the theme of overcoming adversities, the Landis Education Gallery features the photo documentation project of the Signal Centers school. Photography is by local AVA Artist Alex Farrell.
For more information visit https://www.avarts.org/virtual-exhibition.