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AVA Gallery and Art Center, presents four new exhibits in the Lebanon, NH galleries: Rachel Gross, Stina Köhnke, Wendy Briggs Powell, Boyan Moskov. October 12–November 9. OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 12, 5–7pm. See UVAA posts for dates/times of Artist Talks.
AVA shows closing Oct 3rd: an exhibition by artist Lauren Gillette of York, Maine; assemblages by Janet Van Fleet of Cabot VT; by J. Turk; and, an exhibition by Nina Gaby of Brookfield, VT. See the AVA website for more information. avagallery.org
Hood Museum: Hood Downtown, 53 Main St., Hanover. Closed while construction on the new Hood Museum gallery is being completed.
Aidron Duckworth Art Museum: Meriden, NH. See the website (link here) for current shows.
Read Susan B. Apel’s blog, Artful Edge, on the DailyUV site
In conclusion, Joe and Joanne encouraged the participants to continue to think about these opportunity for their own community and/or to being conversations that might lead to further Upper Valley-wide cultural designations. The Arts Leadership Task Force has met twice and we would encourage anyone who was there or who would have interest in this subject or furthering our conversations to get a hold of Joanne (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rachel Gross’ recent body of work provokes the viewer to question how their perception allows two-dimensional space to be perceived in three dimensions. Her work opens at AVA on Friday, October 12th, with an opening reception from 5-7PM. She will give an Artist Talk on Thursday, October 25th at 5:30PM.
Artist Statement: I am interested in how the illusion of space and volume can be made by juxtaposing, shapes, colors, and textures.
R. Gross, of Hartland, Vermont, holds an MFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art. She is an Artist Member and sits on the Board of Directors at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio. Her prints can be found in several major public collections including the Boston Public Library, The Southern Graphics Council Print Collection, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Mead Art Museum. She has had solo exhibitions at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, Hooloon Gallery in Philadelphia, Norwich University, and Plymouth State University. Gross has taught printmaking at the Savannah College of Art and Design, The Center for Cartoon Studies, Amherst College, and is currently teaching at Colby-Sawyer College.