Past Event

Between Fences Opening - Arcola

The opening night of Between Fences in Arcola will begin with the opening of the exhibition at 4:30p.  The Arcola Fencewalk will take place at 5:30p, with a community-wide free barbecue to take place at the City Park at 6:30p.   

***Join us Friday, May 1 @ 6:30 PM to hear Dr. Nora Pat Small’s keynote address.***

Between Fences

We live between fences. We may hardly notice them, but they are dominant features in our lives and in our history. Built of hedge, concrete, wood and metal, the fence skirts our properties and is central to the American landscape. We use them to enclose our houses and neighborhoods. They are decorative structures that are as much part of the landscape as trees and flowers. Industry and agriculture without fences would be difficult to imagine. Private ownership of land would be an abstract concept.

But fences are more than functional objects. They are powerful symbols. The way we define ourselves as individuals and as a nation becomes concrete in how we build fences.

Through an examination of boundaries, place, and space, Between Fences will explore how neighbors and nations divide, protect, offend, and defend through the boundaries they build.

This exhibit runs from April 24 – June 7, 2009.

Center Hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

For more information, please contact the IAIC at 1.888.45.AMISH.