Art & Stories: “The Listening Project”

Concentric circles around the text "The Listening Project"


Sep 09 - 30 2022


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Art & Stories: “The Listening Project”

The Morgantown Public Library is proud to host art interpretations of “Listening for Racial Understanding” as part of the Listening Project conceived by Morgantown locals, Eve Faulkes and Susan Eason. The exhibition will be made public at the Morgantown Public Library downtown branch (373 Spruce Street, Morgantown WV 26505) starting on September 9th with an opening reception from 6:00pm – 8:00pm where you will have a chance to meet participants from the project.

Beginning with recorded interviews with 46 individuals of different racial and cultural backgrounds, The Listening Project invited artists to create renderings inspired by these very interviews. 23 pieces of art range in form from poetry, digitally generated art, video, and oil on canvas. QR codes will be available for each of the pieces to provide a multisensory multimedia experience.

“As part of the library’s values of inclusion and stories, we are pleased to host this very unique exhibition and hope that visitors will pause and listen to the lived experiences that the participants have shared,” says Sarah Palfrey, library director.

Before the exhibition travels to Lewisburg and Beckley, it will be available to the public during normal business hours through Friday, September 30th, 2022. To close the exhibition on this final day from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, meet other participants of the project with an appearance by poet, Susan Truxell Sauter, who will be reading her work that inspired one of the art renderings.

Morgantown Public Library (Downtown Branch)
373 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: 304-291-7425