Reception a celebration of group exhibition

MoonTom Brenner’s 2003 copper and wood sculpture Moon is on display in the Windsor Public Library’s Central Branch.

UWindsor visual arts professor Jennifer Willet is one of 14 artists from Canada and abroad whose work will be displayed at the Artcite gallery and Windsor Public Library in the exhibition “Dar’a/Full Circle.”

The artists address the circle as a motif in various media, from large-format sculpture and installation to painting, drawing, photography, organic material and collaborative book works.

Curator Jamelie Hassan, a former adjunct professor at the School of Creative Arts, says the circle makes for a compelling subject.

“The circle, dar’a in Arabic, spins across many domains and cultures and is an aspect that is present in many of my own artworks,” she says. “The idea within the two words ‘full circle’ is of the power of return to beginnings, to place and to ideas. As soon as one begins to consider the circle, one immediately realizes that a circle project has no beginning nor end.”

The exhibition is divided between Artcite, 109 University Avenue West, and the library’s central branch at 850 Ouellette Avenue. A free public reception will celebrate its opening at 7 p.m. Friday, March 10. Find more information on the gallery website.