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Director of Staniar Gallery Selected for Inclusion in Upcoming Art Festival Clover Archer’s work will be featured in the Art in Odd Places Story exhibition in New York City later this month.

Clover-Archer-scaled Director of Staniar Gallery Selected for Inclusion in Upcoming Art FestivalDirector of Staniar Gallery Clover Archer

Washington and Lee’s Clover Archer, director of the Staniar Gallery, will see her ongoing art project titled “The Clew Registry” featured in the annual Art in Odd Places (AiOP) festival in New York City on Sept. 23-25.

The 2022 edition of the annual AiOP festival is called “Story” and it will be held along 14th Street in Manhattan. Archer’s work will be displayed at 344 East 14th Street on both Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24 from 12-5 p.m.

The Clew Registry invites contributors to record a fact, characteristic, event, habit or memory about themselves that will otherwise be lost to time. The project documents simple details that are not part of the public record and contributors are asked to document these micro stories on index cards which are identified with a date stamp and then catalogued as part of the exhibit.

“We cannot save, remember, or record all aspects of our ordinary lives for posterity,” said Archer. “This project invites contributors to share something about themselves – a detail that is not part of the public record or findable on the internet. Participants are invited to peruse all of the registered ‘clews,’ which are eventually scanned and posted to the Clew Registry website.”

Archer’s work has been featured in various exhibitions over the years, including an AiOP exhibit in 2014.  She recently completed a solo show at the Zaddock Pratt Museum in Prattsville, New York from May to July 2022.

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