The Promega Spring Art Showcase presents “International Celebration of Women Through Art, ” inspired by International Women’s Day to bring attention to the struggles and empowerment of women. The exhibit will feature artist Ugandan sculptor Lilian Nabulime. Nabulime is an artist, senior lecturer, and former Head of the Sculpture Department at Makerere University in Uganda. Nabulime’s work uses everyday objects from Ugandan women’s lives (i.e. soap, sieves, cloth, mirror) to embody a specific social agenda to raise awareness and promote discussion about sexual practice and HIV/AIDS. Her work attempts to move the meaning of art beyond the visual and into the social.
The showcase opens Tuesday, March 12, 2013 and continues through June 7, 2013 at the Promega BioPharmaceutical Technology Center in Madison. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. A public art opening reception will be held on Tuesday, March 12th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm.