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.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Ernest Montenegro and Dr. Foad: Right to Left/What's Left to Write? at A.P.E

WHAT: Ernest Montenegro and Dr. Foad: 'Right to Left/What's Left to Write?'
             Two artists repurpose old art to speak to current events
WHEN: May 11-13th
              May 11th on Arts Night Out: 5-8 pm plus
              May 12 & 13 Gallery hours from 12-5 pm
WHERE: A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery. 126 Main Street. Northampton, MA

A.P.E. Gallery and R.Michelson Gallery will co-host an event on May 11th through the 13th. A mural done forty-two years ago in Boston's South End by sculptor Ernest Montenegro will be re-purposed as a means to address and promote a public dialogue of cultural fusion.

A text written in Iranian born Dr. Foad's native language of Farsi will be directly applied to the old paintings. The two artists will encourage audience generated content as translated into the calligraphy of ancient Persia, and by doing so will create a Middle Eastern sensibility complimenting Western style figuration.

Please join the artists in this important and timely conversation. There will be food, drinks, music, and plenty to talk about.

Image: Ernest Montenegro & Dr. Foad

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