Dawn Kushner & Callie Thacker
Piercing Lights, Silent Shadows: Stories of Appalachian Identity
October 2 – November 3, 2023
Piercing Lights, Silent Shadows invites you to explore the interplay of light and darkness, hardship and triumph, and the intricate tapestry of Appalachian identity. Kushner’s large-scale photographs shed light on personal experiences within the context of substance abuse’s impact on familial relationships. Complementing this narrative, Thacker’s stained-glass creation highlights the
significance of Appalachian barn quilts, breathing life into the beauty of the artform and the importance of community.
Reception: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Galleries and events are free and open to all.
Birke Art Gallery | Visual Arts Center
927 Third Avenue Huntington, WV
Monday through Friday | 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.