SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery at Cuesta College presents UN/RAVELING: A Collective Mourning, a group exhibition about mourning and grief from Jan. 30 through Feb. 27.

Through their distinct practices, the diverse group of artists weaves a collective response to these narratives of loss. They ravel and unravel their own experiences with each other’s – culminating in an exhibition where anyone can find a place to enter, sit, and not feel alone.

“Artists have long used their contemporary practices to wrestle with grief and mourning—both personal and collective,” said Cuesta College Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery Coordinator Emma Saperstein.

The opening reception is on Jan. 30 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. with an artist talk with Angela Hennessy at 5:30 p.m. in Room 6304. A poetry performance by Janaka Stucky will be held on Feb. 6 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the art gallery. Cancer: A Love Story, by Christen Clifford, will be performed on Feb. 13 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in Room 5401. The performance is a funny memoir documentary about Clifford’s fight to survive and heal from cancer and rape.

Participating artists include Stephanie Allen, Ashley Eva Brock, Maryanne Casasanta, Christen Clifford, Susan Clinard, Melissa Cody, Jamee Crusan, Charley Friedman, Jeff Frost, Angela Hennessy, David JP Hooker, Amy Khoshbin, Laura Krifka, Cherith Lundin, Joanne Ruggles, and Janaka Stucky.

The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery is in Room 7170 on Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo campus. Visit the gallery webpage for more information or call (805) 546-3202 for a full schedule of exhibits and hours of operation.