(Posted October 22, 2007)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Conceptual artist Kevin Curry will ask Juniata College students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Huntingdon community, to help him work on a piece of participatory art in a residency and a workshop that runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 22-24 in Room 100 Good Hall.
Curry also will be in residence in the lobby of the Carnegie Museum of Art from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 through Oct. 21, where he will ask visitors to help create a singular work of art.
During his residency, Curry will ask participants to write a secret, a confession or a desire onto a piece of paper, which is immediately shredded horizontally and vertically. During the workshop, Curry will use the shredded confessions to create from paper pulp, which in turn will be used to create paper that will be bound into one or more books. The name of the art project is called "Release.\"
In addition, Curry will also give a talk on his art and the collaborative process at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22 in Room A202 in the Brumbaugh Academic Center.
Curry, in his artist's statement, says: "By writing down our secrets and thoughts, we experience a release from the hold our past actions have on us.\"
Curry is a graduate student in sculpture in the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.