Ophelia Chambliss: Contiguous 2
May 4–June 26, 2021 | Welcome Center
Contiguous 2 is the Social Networking, community engaging, boundary breaking, human centric project developed and produced by Ophelia M. Chambliss.
Contiguous 2 is the second installment of Contiguous, a social networking art and community building art exhibition that I developed and hosted in 2017. The event was made possible by a grant from the York County Community Foundation, and York Traditions Bank, in support of a proposal that I’d written with the objective of building community around art.
By definition, the word "contiguous" means "next to, neighboring, or sharing a common border." Titling the exhibit Contiguous was appropriate for two reasons. The first reason is that it was designed with the purpose of creating an opportunity for diversity and dialogue through art for folks throughout York County. It was designed to show how we share more in common and are all connected. The second reason is that the style of drawing for the work was a continuous line, where I do not lift the pencil from the paper until the drawing is done. The line continues throughout, and in theory, could continue on to the next person, and so on.
The plan was to get York Countians together with intent and have them participate in activities that would position them to meet someone who did not look like them, love like them, or worship like them.
This second installment of Contiguous features people who are new to York and will serve as an introduction to people and areas of York they have yet to discover.