FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Emery Community Arts Center raises the curtain on the fall art scene on campus with an exhibit by multi-media artist Alia Ali. A photography and textile-based installation, “Borderland” will run Sept. 1 through Nov. 13, in the ECAC Flex Gallery. An opening reception is set for 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

The term “borderland” is most commonly referred to as the crossroads where nations collide or the naturally occurring interactions among people and nature trying to forge an existence in proximity to what is around them. The exhibit examines these relationships as territories of exploration drawing attention to them as transient physical spaces and a contemporary phenomenon from which the body of artwork is presented and the viewer is a participant.

Ali’s work asks the questions: What are the fabricated barriers in society that inhibit the incorporation of others? Or are the obstacles just that: ideas, intuitions, fear, discriminations and ‘understandings’?

For more information, email Jayne Decker, director of Emery Community Arts Center, at [email protected].

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