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A “Gatherings” Get-Together (Tonight!)

Swing-A-Sea (detail), Shiho K. Rice
Swing-A-Sea (detail), Shiho K. Rice

Our artists, juror, volunteers, and Gallery staff have been hard at work installing the July exhibits: “Quietly Cutting Through” by Shiho Rice and “Gatherings,” the juried group exhibit. Now it’s your turn to attend a “gathering” — tonight at 6:30, you can come to the opening reception to enjoy some refreshments and meet the artists!

The “Gatherings” award-winners, as selected by juror Jennifer Lindsay, clockwise from bottom: Khaivani, soapstone, by John Ploch; Prep Gathering, pastel, by Ann Wallace; and Take Me Out to the Ballgame, photograph, by David Kosar.
The “Gatherings” award-winners, as selected by juror Jennifer Lindsay, clockwise from bottom: Khaivani, soapstone, by John Ploch; Prep Gathering, pastel, by Ann Wallace; and Take Me Out to the Ballgame, photograph, by David Kosar.

“Gatherings” proved an inspirational theme for our artists, who tell stories of the relationships between people, animals, objects, and shapes. Juror Jennifer Lindsay’s curatorial projects are collaborative artworks, and she brought the same sensibility to the jurying process.

“Quietly Cutting Through” is more of a solitary pursuit, the story of an artist, her knife, and lots and lots of patience. Kirié is the art of cutting a single sheet of paper into an image: in Rice’s case, a series of dreamlike scenes inspired by her childhood. Every piece you see here started as just that — a single piece of paper:

“Quietly Cutting Through” (click for larger image)
“Quietly Cutting Through” (click for larger image)
“Quietly Cutting Through”
“Quietly Cutting Through”

If you’re curious how that happens, we’ll have more for you in a future blog post. For now, enjoy these exhibits!

“Gatherings”
“Gatherings”
“Gatherings”
“Gatherings”

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