The West Shore Community College Humankind Series is hosting an exhibition of artist Judy Jashinsky’s artwork titled “Nurses and Doctors” at the Manierre Dawson Gallery. The works presented are hand drawn portraits of individual medical workers and were created during the Covid-19 pandemic. The opening reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 7 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the gallery located in the Arts and Sciences building.
Judy Jashinsky is an American contemporary artist with deep local connections. She is most known for her paintings dealing with historical events, narratives, and personalities. Her works often reference personal details and experiences, depicted in historical and fantasy environments, and across different eras and cultures.
Since 2017, Judy has been running the non-profit project Pines of Arcadia in Arcadia, Michigan. It is a spacious studio with exhibition space built into a sand dune and surrounded by pines. Besides acting as her artist studio, it also hosts an artist residency program. More information on Judy and her work may be found at judyjashinsky.com
“We wanted to start the visual arts programming for the Humankind series with the amazing portraits of the frontline medical workers created by Judy Jashinsky” said WSCC’s Professor of Art and Curator, Eden Ünlüata-Foley. “In these portraits, Judy captures the dedication and hard work of these professionals and allows us to emotionally connect with them. These powerful works remind us of the vital role nurses and doctors play in our everyday lives, and why we all owe them a special thanks for everything they did since Covid 19 became a household word.”
Humankind is WSCC’s arts and culture lecture series with the this year’s theme being “The Future of Work.” The series consists of lectures, presentations, workshops, art exhibitions, film series, and much more.
For more information about Humankind, please visit westshore.edu.
The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.