Northampton Arts Council biennial juried exhibition
Reception: Friday October 9, 5-8 PM (Arts Night Out)
The Northampton Arts Council will host a reception for their 2015 Juried Biennial Exhibition entitled Motion-Emotion. The reception will take place in conjunction with Arts Night Out at Hosmer Gallery-Forbes Library on Friday, October 9th, 5pm to 8pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Motion-Emotion is a juried show exhibiting the work of 32 artists who live and work in Western Massachusetts. 124 artists submitted over 279 works of art for consideration. Motion-Emotion presents a wide variety of types and styles of art from photography and paintings, to cinematography and sculpture, all of which revolve around the central theme of a quote by William Faulkner:
“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that 100 years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.”
Our jurors for Motion-Emotion were Aprile Gallant, Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at Smith College Museum of Art; Paul Gulla, Gallery Manager, R. Michelson Galleries, and Julia Courtney, Curator of Art, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.
To help guide their selections the jurors prepared a statement:
“As a jury, we looked for a diversity of media where a sense of motion or stasis was a central component in the underlying structure or the message of the work. We were pleased to find so many approaches, all of which communicated a strong visual sense of the various psychological states that animate daily human experience. The exhibition and accompanying programs provide a rich sampling of the artistic community in the Pioneer Valley.”
Please join the Northampton Arts Council Board of Directors on Friday, October 9th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m at the Hosmer Gallery, and have a chance to meet the artists at our Arts Night Out reception.