Elaine Smollin: Dawn at Acheron

Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge Street

On view October 30, 2018 through March 16, 2019

Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 14, 7:00-9:00 PM

 

Dawn at Acheron is a cycle of works by Elaine Smollin that reflect on the fate of the individual in history. Large-scale paintings of heroic figures reflect on our efforts to reconcile history with reality. Charcoal drawings, all made on site, create intimate environments of tone and shading.

Elaine Smollin is a painter, essayist, and educator. Born in Worcester in 1953, she began her forty-year career in New York City, with a BFA and MFA studies at Pratt Institute, and graduate work in Film and Politics at NYU. Smollin has received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, and teaches figure painting and sculpture at the Worcester Art Museum.

The opening reception is open and free to all. Parking for the opening and viewing appointments is available in the City’s Federal Square lot, across Main Street from the Hanover Theatre. Live music will be provided by Carlos Odria.

Smollin will give an artist’s talk on Saturday, January 12, at 1:00 PM. Other viewings are available by appointment through March 16, 2019. To schedule an appointment, please contact ArtsWorcester at info@artsworcester.org or 508-755-5142.

 

Coming Soon to the Hanover

 

 

Amy Klausmeyer: Variations in Blue

Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge Street

On view March 19 through July 10, 2019

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 2, 6:00-8:00 PM

 

In Variations in Blue, Amy Klausmeyer’s medium of choice is paper. Using monotype, ephemera, altered images, and handmade papers, she creates mixed media assemblages and collages. Klausmeyer juxtaposes her modern techniques with vintage images to create pieces that provoke personal reaction and understanding.

A native of the Boston area, Amy Klausmeyer earned a BFA in painting/printmaking and has taken classes at the Worcester Art Museum. In addition to ArtsWorcester, she is also a member of the Blackstone Print Studio at the Sprinkler Factory. She has exhibited at locations throughout Central Massachusetts including ArtsWorcester, the Fitchburg Art Museum, Worcester Center for Crafts, and the Sprinkler Factory.

An opening reception will take place Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 6-8 PM. The artist will give a talk that night at 6:30 PM.

The artist’s reception is open and free to all. Parking for the opening and viewing appointments is available in the City’s Federal Square lot, across Main Street from the Hanover Theatre.

After the reception, free viewings are by appointment through July 10, 2019. To make an appointment, please contact ArtsWorcester atinfo@artsworcester.org or 508.755.5142.



image: Place of Dreams, mixed media collage, 16″ x 20″.