Jennifer Matotek, executive director of the Art Gallery of WindsorJennifer Matotek, executive director of the Art Gallery of Windsor, will open a series of conversations on the future of online art exhibitions Thursday, Feb. 25.

Conversations to explore online exhibitions of art

Have you noticed the variety of virtual online exhibitions and workshops being offered by arts organizations locally and around the globe during the pandemic?

The School of Creative Arts (SoCA) is following these innovations and invites students, faculty, and the community to a series of informal online conversations asking Windsor-based arts professionals what the future holds for virtual and online exhibitions.

The idea for these conversations came about during one of professor Lee Rodney’s graduate seminar discussions.

“We talked to Imogen Clendinning, program coordinator at Artcite Inc. and alumna MFA 2019, about the online exhibition she curated End of Daze [which features the work of three artists],” explains Dr. Rodney. “The exhibition features virtual installations or video-based performative work. She talked about her experience and what the response has been, but also she showed us examples of some of the new platforms that have cropped up recently.”

Each of SoCA’s featured guests have had different experiences during the past year, but all share a community focus in their work.

The conversations will run Thursdays 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Zoom. Featured guests include:

Each session includes a presentation, discussion, and question-and-answer period. All are welcome, but registration in advance is necessary to attend. Sign up for the February session here; links for the March and April events will be posted to the school’s Facebook page. Registrants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.