Figure #3055 by Adrienne HeinrichIndiana University of Pennsylvania's University Museum will host “Invisible Threads, Common Ground,” an exhibition curated by Dr. Vicky A. Clark, Feb. 7 through March 21.

The exhibit opens Feb. 7 with a free public reception from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The exhibition includes works by Paul Binai, Timothy Hadfield, Adrienne Heinrich, Jennifer Howison, Delanie Jenkins, Mary Mazzioti, Herbert Olds, Susanne Slavick and Barbara Weissberger. Clark has selected works from these artists “for the strength with which they make statements about issues of their times.”

“Art history is full of confrontations between the artist and the public, but we tend to forget this when viewing contemporary art that forces us to think and look in new ways,” Clark said. “Artists are affected by their own world and their own times. Good art both reflects the issues of a specific time period and also constructs those issues as artists react to their unique situations.”

The University Museum is located on the first floor of IUP's Sutton Hall. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from noon to 9 p.m. There is no admission charge.

La Soif, by Paul Binai

The University Museum is a program of the College of Fine Arts at IUP.