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Opening Reception for “Look at Me” February 5, 2010

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We had a terrific turnout this afternoon for the opening reception of the student photography exhibition “Look at Me”. The exhibition is open through Feb. 25th.  View more photos from the opening reception on our Flickr account.

"Look at Me": Opening Reception

A lively crowd was present throughout the opening reception.

"Look at Me": Opening Reception

Fall 2009 ARTS208 Photography course with Professor Christine Rogers.

"Look at Me": Opening Reception

Professor Christine Rogers talks about the themes and ideas behind the exhibition at the opening reception.

"Look at Me": Opening Reception

Emily Evans discusses the process and experience of curating the exhibition.

“Spine: Senior Exhibition”: Opening Reception December 11, 2009

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This afternoon we hosted the opening reception for “SPINE: Senior Exhibition”.  We had an amazing turn out for the show, which made for a lively and festive event.

"Spine: Senior Exhibition": Opening Reception

At the opening reception, each of the artists spoke briefly about their works in the exhibition.

Jessica Planos, Class of 2010

Jessica Planos discusses her artist books.

Eliza Murphy, Class of 2010

Eliza Murphy talks about her self-portrait oil paintings.

Jenna Miller, Class of 2010

Jenna Miller discusses her installation “Frame”.

Eliza Murphy, Jessica Planos, Jenna Miller, Class of 2010

“Line by Line”: Opening Reception November 6, 2009

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This afternoon we hosted the opening reception for “LINE BY LINE: Student Drawing Exhibition” . WCAC TV, Wellesley’s local news station came to the opening and conducted short interviews with many of the participating students in the exhibition.  Several students in the exhibition who I talked to noticed in particular how different their work looked within the gallery context.  For most students, the typical experience with their drawings is to quickly pin it up on the classroom wall to be critiqued.  It’s amazing the difference it makes to have a clean wall with everything measured and neatly presented; you’re able to see the work clearly and in a completely different light.

"Line by Line": Opening Reception

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Pacific Pictures: Gallery Talk & Opening October 9, 2009

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We hosted two events for “Pacific Pictures: Student Work from the Carleton College Seminar in the South Pacific“ today: a lunchtime gallery talk and an opening reception in the late afternoon.  Fred Hagstrom, Professor of Art at Carleton College led the gallery talk where he discussed the experience of this studio art seminar in New Zealand and Australia from 1996-2007. He talked about the intensity of the seminar: eating three meals a day with the 26 students for 10 consecutive weeks. They took many excursions which brought them to many parks and parts of the country that were far distances from cities.  A major part of the seminar was also working in rented printshops for the duration of the trip, but the heart of the seminar seemed to be deeply rooted in the process of keeping a sketchbook.

Gallery Talk by Fred Hagstrom

In the afternoon, we had an opening reception where many Carleton alumni gathered in addition to people from the Wellesley College Community.

Pacific Pictures: Opening Reception

“Pulp”: Opening Reception September 13, 2009

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We opened the 2009-2010 gallery season last Thursday afternoon with the opening reception for “Pulp: Works on Paper by the Studio Art Faculty” and “365 Days (Plus One)“, an exhibition by E.B. Bartels, Class of 2010. View more images of faculty works on the exhibition page. Stay tuned for an upcoming gallery talk by several of the faculty members in the exhibition .

"Pulp" Opening

"Pulp" Installation Views

365 Days (Plus One)

Senior Thesis Exhibition Opening May 16, 2009

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Last night the gallery hosted the final opening reception of the year for “Again & Again: Senior Thesis Exhibition” as well as an exhibition of 350 level work by studio art majors in the Jewett corridors by the gallery. We had a lively turnout throughout the entire reception, it was a great way to close the academic year!

"Again & Again": Opening Reception

The opening reception:

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Installation views of the show:

"Again & Again: Senior Thesis Exhibition" Ran Tao, '09 "Again & Again: Senior Thesis Exhibition" "Again & Again: Senior Thesis Exhibition" Courtney Richter, '09

Additionally, the Synergy String Jazz Ensemble courtesy of the Wellesley College Music Department provided great background music throughout the entire reception. We were excited to have this opportunity to collaborate again with the Music Department.

Synergy String Jazz Ensemble

Patrick Earl Hammie: Gallery Talk & Opening Reception April 3, 2009

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We had an eventful day at the gallery today:  Patrick Earl Hammie gave a stimulating gallery talk during lunchtime with the opening reception for his exhibition was later in the afternoon.

At the gallery talk, Patrick provided an excellent mix and range of topics regarding his work, he covered specifics about his painting process which involves photographs as resource materials, anecdotes about his work method, some biographical facts which related to his works, the origins of his pieces and the conceptual ideas behind them, which are primarily focused on ideas of masculinity. As an artist myself, I’m always fascinated by the bits of information regarding their work process which then reveal themselves in the final pieces; the fact that Patrick has been working in his front bedroom on these oil paintings and hasn’t been able to step back further than about 6 feet away is intriguing. Another part of his process which was interesting was when he talked about spending as much time looking at and analyzing the painting as was spent actually painting it; i.e. a painting that takes 10 hours to create requires another 10 hours of looking.

If you were at the gallery talk today, what were some of the highlights for you? Comment and let us know!

Patrick Earl Hammie: Gallery Talk

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One question which wasn’t asked during the Q & A at the end of the gallery talk, but which I was asked several times throughout the day was the significance of the exhibition title “Equivalent Exchange”.  Patrick’s answer to that was that the title references the idea of needing to give something up in order to gain something, a concept which is imbedded in his paintings.

The opening reception later that afternoon was lively, with dialogue and conversation happening all over the place. We had a great turnout, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have this opportunity to host Patrick here at the gallery.

Patrick Earl Hammie: Opening Reception

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Dual Action Opening Reception March 19, 2009

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Tonight we hosted the opening reception for “Dual Action: New England Print Faculty Invitational” from 5-7pm. One of my long term goals for the gallery is to start to bring more of the public to our openings and events, and this exhibition was certainly a start in that direction. The printmaking community has been very supportive and enthusiastic about this exhibition, so it was wonderful to see many of the artists in the exhibition turn out for this opening.

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When I was organizing the exhibition I simply invited faculty from colleges and universities in New England to submit one work of their own choice which as a framed print no larger than 36″ x 48″.  We’re fortunate to have a strong and vibrant community of printmakers in New England, making for an exhibition with a wonderful range of diversity in both subject matter and printmaking techniques.

Dual Action: Opening Reception