Feb. 27 – April 17, 2022
Opening reception: 1-1:30 p.m., Sunday, April 17, 2022
Artist talk: Noon, Tuesday, March 1, 2022
An instructor at ODU, Saari is one of the region’s most important and recognized printmakers. In March 2020, she travelled to Antiga to move her daughter home from medical school; however, she remained unable to leave the island for nearly 90 days after it closed its borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Amidst food shortages and electrical outages, Saari drew and created woodcuts of Antigan women carrying food, bags, children and animals. She saw this as a metaphor for women carrying the weight of the world.