The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Be Here Now: A Juried Exhibition at Hosmer Gallery

Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton
October 1-30, 2013

Reception at Hosmer Gallery, Arts Night Out: Friday, October 11, 5pm to 8pm.

Event is free and open to the public.

The Northampton Arts Council presents Be Here Now, a juried exhibition of work interpreted freely by 2D, 3D, video, and performance artists.  The exhibition is of works by artists living and working in Western Massachusetts and is located at the Hosmer Gallery in Forbes Library during the month of October 2013.

Be Here Now presents a wide variety of types and styles of art from photography and paintings to cinematography and sculpture, all of which revolve around the central theme of being present. The exhibition showcases the work of 22 different local artists, selected from a group of more than 60 artists who submitted over 100 works of art for consideration.

Please join the Northampton Arts Council Board of Directors Chairperson Betsy Stone and meet all the artists for the Arts Night Out reception on Friday, October 11th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m at the Hosmer Gallery.

The jurors for the show are Gordon Thorne a visual artist and Director of A.P.E. which he founded in 1977 and the Open Field Foundation, created in 1996.  “I was born in 1941 and ended a totally undistinguished academic career in 1966 with an MFA from the Yale School of Art & Architecture. Since then I have been studying the various ways that things, myself included, evolve.  Mara Williams is the Chief Curator of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Her curatorial area of expertise is modern and contemporary art.  As an independent curator her exhibits have been seen by audiences at Tufts University Art Gallery, Florence Griswold Museum, Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, as well as a number of galleries in New York City.  As a partner in Arts Bridge LLC, Ms. Williams leads exhibition teams for institutions developing large-scale new museum projects.

Gallery Hours: Mon/Wed 9am to 9pm, Tue/Thu 1pm to 5 p.m., Fri/Sat 9am to 5pm

The exhibition includes work from:

Torey Akers   

Anita Hunt  

Karen Iglehart  

Fletcher Smith

Sarah Holbrook  

Ellen Augarten

Sam Gas Can  .

Rachel Folsom  

Alicia Hunsicker  

Chris Dean  

Mark Guglielmo  

Eileen Claveloux   

Scout Cuomo  

John Romanski  

Sharon Ligorner    

Gina Siepel     

Terry R. Marashlian  

Suzy Evans  

Melissa Kowal  

Phyllis Kornfeld  

Pamela Cobb  

Donnabelle Casis  

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