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 inaugural exhibit named, 5 Narratives, on display from February 2014 - October 2014, featured multiple works from 5 local artists all expressed through various mediums, methods, and techniques.
New exhibit yet to be named: October 2015- June 2016
5 Narratives: February 2014 - October 2014
Imo Imeh’s “Catatonia Anthologies,” the first “chapter” of a larger pictorial songbook that he is developing exploring images of dream states that engage issues of Black identity and subjectivity;
Faith Lund’s paintings in acrylic which use multiple layering of pigment to achieve a rich look of color and visual texture, giving the canvas an unexpected depth;
Tom Wyatt’s photographs on metal, which focus on overlooked elements of the world around us - such as car reflections that blur the lines between realism and abstraction;
Lydia Kann Nettler’s environmental charcoal installations which surround the viewer and create a world of black and white landscape;
Laura Radwell’s abstract work on metal which celebrates the sense of place revealed through materials, surfaces, and geometry in the natural and built environments.
*CALL FOR ART*
We are now accepting submissions for our 3rd edition of our Community Arts Program.
We will be seeking large scale artwork to be displayed in our Convention Center starting October 13, 2015 until June 13, 2016.
For more information on requirements, deadlines, and timeline, please see: Call for Art Fall 2015.pdf