CFE: The Other Me – Masks That Reveal Art: Linda Dove Pierson October 3 through November 22, 2019 Opening Reception Friday October 4 5-8pm (SOFA Arts District First Friday Open Studios) An exhibit featuring creative interpretations of masks, artwork based on masks, masquerade, alter-ego, secret identities, and concealment. Masks are a universal and timeless invention, used throughout the world and in almost every culture to channel the powers of gods or nature, for protection, concealment, and to invoke fear or ecstasy. When placed before our face they serve as shields, allowing the wearer freedom of expression, liberating the wearer from inhibition, beguiling and enticing the viewer. Or they may be used to conceal and protect one’s true self. The ancient Greeks called masks ekstasis, which means to stand outside oneself. We observe ourselves in the mirror. Our own face fascinates us, questioning whether what we see reflected back is reality, or a projection, a persona, an alter-ego behind which we hide. Artists in this show reveal who we are behind our public faces by creating masks, self-portraits and wearable art. Artists and supporters are encouraged to come to the reception in costumes. Entry fee: Members $15 entry, $40 for 3 entries. Non-members $50 for 3Submission dates: September 28 and 29 Noon-5pmAll artwork must be dry and wired for hanging. Maximum size is 42 inches in any direction including the frame. There are limited stands for 3D work.Entry forms will be available when you drop off your pieces.