Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery features The ArtSalon, March 7
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The ArtSalon, a dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley, will be at the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery on March 7 at Springfield Technical Community College.
The ArtSalon provides an opportunity for artists and designers of all media to present their work and ideas in a format called PechaKucha (pronounced peh-chak-cha) of 20 slides shown. Each slide is shown for 20 seconds. The public is invited to meet and join the artists, creators, critics, and collectors in a friendly, social gathering of conversations about the arts in the community.
Presenting artists include Jorge Costa, Kiayani Douglas, Marla Shelasky, Jessica Poser, and Sandra Matthews, who are working artists and teachers doing incredible work in the Pioneer Valley. Photographer Sandra Matthews photographs will be on view at the Carberry Gallery March 5-April 6, 2019 and during The ArtSalon evening event.
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with mingling and light refreshments. Presentations start at 7 p.m. A brief Q&A period with the artists follows the presentations. $5 - $10, sliding scale admission fee
Jorge G. Costa, MFA, is a visual artist and an Adjunct Professor at Manchester Community College, Springfield College, and Westfield State University. His work explores a variety of mediums, forms, and content. This includes research based on social and cultural deconstruction, the Anthropocene, and the field of Biomimicry. Jorge Costa has collaborated with other artists and shown his work in a variety of spaces, including the Fowler Arts Collective, Brooklyn, N.Y., Sanford Meisner Theater, Chelsea, N.Y., Artists Space, Tribeca, N.Y., Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, Mass., Hemphill Fine Arts Gallery in Washington, D.C., and Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center, Brattleboro, Vt.
Kiayani Douglas is an artist educator who currently works as a ceramic teacher at Wilbraham and Monson Academy in Wilbraham. She currently is making a large body of mixed media and instillation work rooted in the Black Panther Party for Self Defense 10-point program. The 10 mini-series pick apart each point that the Black Panthers advocated for to engage in conversation about how they relate to current African Diaspora narratives in America.
Marla Shelasky raised in Northampton and now living in the Springfield area, creates painted and drawn surfaces on paper to use in collage and woven paintings - a technique that combines her love for design, pattern and textile processes. After receiving her BFA in Illustration, Marla worked in San Francisco as a graphic designer, later returning to earn her MFA in Fibers at UMass Dartmouth and begin a career in teaching, marketing and outreach at the Worcester Center for Crafts. Today, Marla is developing Artists of Springfield, a non-profit dedicated to raising the visibility of Springfield artists.
Sandra Matthews is associate professor emerita of film and photography at Hampshire College. Her photographic work is represented in collections including the Smith College Museum of Art; the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the Women In Photography International Archive at Yale University. In 2010 she founded, and currently edits, the Trans-Asia Photography Review (tapreview.org), an online scholarly journal devoted to the discussion of historical and contemporary photography from all regions of Asia.
Jessica Poser received a Doctorate in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and an MFA from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Poser’s work explores the psychodynamic qualities of the materials and methods of art making. Poser uses materials that have associative histories and alter them using processes of deconstruction, attachment, mending, and reconstruction. These manipulations often result in awkward gestures that make visible anxious efforts to repair and make whole. www.jessicaposer.com/
This program is supported by Springfield Technical Community College as well as Silverscape Designs of Northampton, and a generous donation from The Berry Family Foundation.
About the Gallery
The Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery at Springfield Technical Community College presents six exhibits each academic year, featuring works by artists of local and national repute as well as STCC student work. The gallery is located in Building 28, first floor, on the Pearl Street side of the STCC campus. The gallery is supported in part by funding from the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Find the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery on Facebook or follow on Twitter @STCCArtGallery.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science and technology continue to provide the most economical options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of more than 7,700 day, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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