Gregory Huebner: Ritual Series
Collectors' Night: Thursday, November 1, 5 - 8 pm
First Friday: Friday, November 2, 6 - 9 pm
Rituals permeate daily life. From the mundane, automatic rituals of preparing for the day, to the more challenging ones that require more thought, energy, and dedication. As a professor of Art at Wabash College, artist Gregory Huebner has been teaching Native American culture and ritual for twenty years. In Native American ritual, a shaman will call upon elements in the spirit world and make the unseen visible through expressions like song and dance to bring forth healing to an individual or society. Huebner approaches his paintings with a similar lens. He uses abstraction to create visualizations of his own personal rituals that have required his thoughtful, focused participation. These artistic offerings are meant to allow the viewer to reflect on physical, spiritual, and mental harmony in society as well as their own lives.