In 2007, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority created a Community Arts Program and since has featured work from various communities within the Greater Boston area, showcasing hundreds of local artists at the Boston Convention & Exhbiition Center and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston.
In 2013, Global Spectrum, along with the MCCA, brought the same Community Arts Program to the Pioneer Valley and plan to showcase the artwork of local artists throughout Western Massachusetts on the walls of the MassMutual Center.
The first art exhibit opened in April 2014 and was titled “5 Narratives”. “5 Narratives featured the following five artists Tom Wyatt, Lydia Nettler, Faith Lund, Laura Radwell and Imo Nse Imeh.
In April of 2015 the second exhibit, titled “A Walk Through Western MA”, opened and featuring the works of Michelle Iglesias, Beth Reilly, Louise Minks and Priya Nadkarni.
February 2016 we opened the third art exhibit titled “Creation” with works from Frank Carter, Jacque Roach and Andrae Green.
If you are interested in being a part of the MassMutual Center Community Art Exhibit, or have any questions please contact Scott Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creation: February 2016 - May 2016
Frank Carter – An accomplished artist from Springfield, MA that specializes in detailed illustrations of birds, but in a very unique way. Since observing songbirds by his backyard feeder, Frank’s interest in animals has grown, leading him to capture their unique characteristics and, eventually personifying them through his art.
Jacqueline Roche – A Palmer, MA native, who studied art and design at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. “Lines” shows how she likes to use the ideas of construction and knitting to help support paint; the paint is directly affected when each layer of support is removed.
Andrae Green – A Springfield, MA artist, who uses painting as a historical device to critique a contemporary issue of representation. He is also interested in how legacies of colonialism and slavery inform how people of color are represented today.
*CALL FOR ART*
We are now accepting submissions for our Community Arts Program.
We will be seeking large scale artwork to be displayed in our Convention Center starting later this Summer and Fall.
For more information on requirements, deadlines, and timeline, please see: Call for Art Fall 2015.pdf