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.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

New Exhibition at A.P.E. for ARC18

A.P.E. presents its summer series  ARC.18 (Activate, Research, Create)
A.P.E.‘s third season of summer projects continues to expand the understanding of a contemporary art gallery as an active space within the community.  A.P.E.’s current location in the center of Northampton, easily accessible to artists and audience alike, provides opportunities for innovative programming and increases the presence of contemporary arts within a community.   ARC.18 consists of four distinct projects that run from June through August, 2018.

July 5 - 29  "Gathering Light"
Artists: Ellen Augarten, Mary Ann Kelly, Jan Ruby-Crystal
A.P.E. Gallery is presents an exhibition of new and varied works featuring local artists Mary Ann Kelly, Jan Ruby Crystal and Ellen Augarten. Light with its infinite nuances from bright to dark, from quiet to buoyant, is the source of inspiration for show. “Gathering Light” is the culmination of a year's work keeping the idea of ‘light’ at the forefront of visual exploration. "Gathering Light" is reflected in Mary Ann Kelly's meditative metal vessel forms and her elegant, introspective paintings, in Ellen Augarten's photography using double exposure and camera movement and in Jan Ruby Crystal's detailed and complex drawn imagery that reflects and absorbs the impact of light.  LEARN MORE

Gathering Light events:
Reception: Friday July 13, 5 - 8pm during Northampton Arts Night Out
Reading: Friday July 27 at 7pm. Local poets speak on the theme of light.
All events are free and open to the public.                                         

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