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Paragon Art Gallery features concurrent art exhibitions

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The Paragon Art Gallery at the Cascade Campus is showcasing the exhibitions “Cruelest Month” by Jeff Leake and “FROM: TO:” by Mana Mehrabian April 21 through June 3. Visual and interactive, the exhibitions offer paintings that engage in storytelling and found and constructed objects that invoke home, memory, and migration.

Jeff Leake, detail of Phantasm, 2021, oil on wood, 28” x 30”

Jeff Leake, detail of Phantasm, 2021, oil on wood, 28” x 30.”

Reception and artist talks will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, April 21.

Leake and his colleague Neuroscientist Dr. Bill Griesar will present “How Brains Create Meaning through Art and Narrative” 2-4 p.m., Saturday, May 20. This is a presentation on the neuroscience of how our brains create meaning through narrative will be followed by hands-on art activities and actual brain specimens to observe

All events are free and open to the public.

The Paragon Arts Gallery is free and open to the public Wednesdays – Fridays, 12 – 7 pm and Saturdays, 12 – 5 pm. Please check the current exhibition listing for extended event hours and closures between exhibitions and during College breaks. The gallery is located at Cascade Campus in the Paragon Arts Building (815 N. Killingsworth Street).

The Paragon Gallery is an educational and community space committed to exhibiting work of high artistic quality and cultural relevance. We are proud to be part of the Humboldt community and are particularly committed to engaging community members in our space.

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