Friday, May 25, 2012

Local Sculptor Selected for Banner Project at Fine Art Center at UMass

The curatorial committee from the University Museum of Contemporary Arts has selected Carolyn Webb to produce two banners for the Fine Arts Center this Summer. This summer's installaiton will be held over to the Fall and be included in this year's Amherst Biennial. Carolyn Webb is known for her sculptures and works on papers is excited to be able to work this large in a new medium. Congrats Carolyn, look forward to your new work.

White Houses Get Attention!

The little White House Project has attracted attention from the community and media. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. So many people have commented how much they have enriched our local landscape. It has been heartwarming how many people are engaged in this public art installation, photography the artwork with family, picnicking in it's shadow, altering their traveling so they can view the houses on their way to work, bring friends near and far to see Emily's words that will become someone's house in the future.

Last weekend, the Boston Globe did a feature in their magazine section and today the Amherst Bulletin did a wonderful piece on the cover of the Arts and Leisure section. Emily's Rhapsoday, local artists and students response has it's premiere at the Dickinson Museum on May 12 - June 30. The balance of the local creative response will be at the Amherst Biennial this Fall. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Emily's Rhapsody Now & Biennial

 Jane Wald, the Director of the Dickinson Museum, Teri Magner, Art Teacher from Fort River & Terry Rooney, Chair of the Amherst Public Arts Commission selected a  cross-section of artists visual responses to Dickinson poems. The panels for Emily's Rhapsody will be installed at the Dickinson Museum tomorrow in time for the artists' reception and the Poetry Walk on Saturday 1 PM. This event is free and open to the general public. Several local luminaries will be reading Emily's poems including John Musante, Town Manager. 500 of these artists' panels will be exhibited at the Amherst Biennial this fall.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day Update - Deadline Extended

Due to popular demand, the Public Arts Commission has extended the deadline for Amherst Biennial applications to May 7th You can still download applications at <> May Day in Amherst and the Little White Houses are starting to appear at the Emily Dickinson Homestead and two graffiti houses in the Atrium at the Jones Library. They glow even on this rainy day.