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Chelsea Bradway: Be a Lady They Said

September 19 through December 11, 2021

The Franklin Square Salon at The Hanover Theatre

Bradway’s photographs capture unique images of female empowerment in a challenging age. Women of different ages and races were invited by the artist to bring important personal objects into her studio and to pose for black and white portraits in a stark, simplified environment. The monochromatic, bare setting sets off the joy and confidence radiated by the subjects, and their diversity of strength, power, and presence.

Gallery hours run Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Reserve your free tickets here.

now on view

The Little One: a members' exhibition

November 18 through December 19, 2021

ArtsWorcester West Gallery

We’re bringing our biggest exhibition down to scale. For the ninth iteration of ArtsWorcester’s “One,” all artist members are invited to exhibit one small-scale artwork.

Public reception: Friday, December 3, 6:00-9:00 PM

now on view

Joan Ryan: Myth Busters

November 18 through December 19, 2021

ArtsWorcester East Gallery

Ryan’s paintings and drawings juxtapose visual imagery–historical depictions, cartoons, children’s stories, and political iconography–to explore modern society and concepts of identity. Myth Busters takes the form of a wall installation, creating a dynamic interplay between pictorial elements and expanding the open-ended and disjointed narratives suggested by her imagery. By invoking and critiquing nostalgia for an America that never was, Myth Busters asks us to question our manufactured desire for a fictitious past and the belief system through which we see ourselves.

Public reception: Friday, December 3, 6:00-9:00 PM

opening January 8, 2022

Tracy Spadafora: Left Behind

January 8 through April 23, 2022

The Franklin Square Salon at The Hanover Theatre

Dumpsters and trash bins are ubiquitous yet often go unnoticed. Through her observation of containers behind office buildings, strip malls, construction sites, and restaurants, Spadafora captures signs of corrosion and decay in her latest series. By documenting the layers of wear, she searches for a history within the marks, creating a record of human impact on our environment.

Public reception: Sunday, January 16, 2022, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Gallery hours run Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

opening January 20, 2022

Lisa Barthelson: meld merge mix

January 20 through February 27, 2022

ArtsWorcester East Gallery

A sharp look at sustainability, meld merge mix is an immersive, site-specific installation that scrutinizes consumerism and its persistent byproducts. Through the creation of a new environment using one family's cast-off debris, Lisa Barthelson reimagines the impact of "disposable" objects familiar to our everyday lives and actions.

Public reception: Friday, January 21, 2022, 6:00-9:00 PM (Snow date: January 28)

opening January 20, 2022

Dodge and Burn: A Juried Members' Exhibition

January 20 through February 27, 2022

ArtsWorcester East Gallery

Dodging and burning are the ways photographers in the darkroom either lighten or darken different areas of an image, a technique that has since been modernized in digital editing software. The resulting effect is a heightened visual contrast. For this juried exhibition, artists capture elements of contrast--visual or thematic--within a single artwork. Review the call for art and submit here.

Public reception: Friday, January 21, 2022, 6:00-9:00 PM (Snow date: January 28)