Opening of New Art Exhibit at the MassMutual Center

Mar 14, 2014

Opening of New Art Exhibit at the MassMutual Center

Global Spectrum, operators of the MassMutual Center, will host a special reception on Thursday, April 3 from 4pm-7pm to celebrate the opening of their Inaugural exhibit of art in the Convention Center. The general public is invited to view the exhibit and will have the opportunity to meet and talk with each of the artists. The exhibit, titled; 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center features works from five local artists from throughout Western Massachusetts: Imo Imeh, Faith Lund, Tom Wyatt, Lydia Nettler, and Laura Radwell.

 

The exhibit, on view until October 2014, is the result of a juried competition with Julia Courtney, curator of the Springfield Museums, Loretta Yarlow, director of the UMass Museum of Contemporary Art, and Aprile Galant curator of prints at the Smith College Museum of Art serving as jurors. The program in Springfield aims to showcase local art from the Pioneer Valley to the thousands of guests who attend the numerous events held at the MassMutual Center.

 

“I am excited to see this initiative of celebrating arts within the Pioneer Valley come alive.  The exhibit has already drawn the attention of event attendees while giving the space an inspired look.  Working with these five artists has also been a great collaboration; we’re looking forward to sharing their work with the thousands who visit the MassMutual Center” says Stacey Church, Assistant General Manager with Global Spectrum at the MassMutual Center.

 

On exhibit will be:

 

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.

 

For more information on the exhibit and the artist reception, visit www.MassMutualCenter.com. 

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