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EXHIBIT-Stories Behind the Postcards, by Jennifer Scott

EXHIBIT-Stories Behind the Postcards, by Jennifer Scott

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 5:20pm to Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 6:20pm

HumanThread presents “Stories Behind the Postcards”

“Stories Behind the Postcards”, by Chicago artist Jennifer Scott, is a
series of paintings and collages by the artist in response to
postcards depicting the “lynchings" which occurred during a troubling
part of  U.S. history, (1880s – 1968). These postcards were sent
around the country as souvenirs in the early 1900s.  In her paintings
Scott explores those left out of the postcard images – the family left

Through re-visiting the part of our history, HumanThread hopes to
examine what continues to be relevant today - how we treat one
another, particularly those who are “different” from us, and how we
can better co-exist to create a peaceful and just world.  As in
Scott’s words, “I hope the audiences’ personal reflection will have a
lasting impact on the next generation.”

Exhibit is open: From November 4th  through the 30th

Includes: 2nd Fridays Gallery Night on Nov. 12th 6p – 10om

Reception for the artist: November 13th, Saturday from 4p – 7pm, with
discussions with the artist and performances

Contact Information: 

For further information, please contact us:


t: 312.243.9423



The HumanThread Center
645 W. 18th Street
Chicago , IL