The Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery on Main hosted Navigate by Reckoning, an exhibition by Claudia Wilburn, October 1 - November 16, 2019. This interactive exhibition featured mixed media pieces focused on the artists ancestors. Many of the works were paired with scannable QR codes that direct the viewers to a recording of stories about the individuals pictured.
Wilburn is an artist and professor of art and design at Benau University in Gainesville, GA. Much of her art is autobiographical, drawing from life experiences, emotional journeys and memorabilia. The work in this exhibition is drawn from another element: oral histories. Wilburn’s hope is that when viewing these artworks of her ancestors, you are reminded of your own historical connection to your forebears and the stories shared that connect us all.