|Portal, Matt Evald Johnson Photo credit: Rene Theberge|
I'd personally like to thank the Amherst Business Improvement for their challenge grant ($3500). John Musante, Town Manager for advocating for this project. Larry Shaffer (former Town Manager) for all his support of the first Biennial & art in the park. I'd like to thank all our supporters - art lovers near and far who contributed. Special thanks to my co-curators - Tony Maroulis, Director of the Chamber of Commerce & Susan Loring Wells, former Director of Fiber Arts for his curatorial expertise & support during the first Biennial. My gratitude to the Amherst Public Arts Commission & it's new Chair, Rene Theberge for carrying the torch to the finish line. This is a dream come true, to have public art in Kendrick Park.
There will be a celebration this Spring honoring the sculptor, Matt Evald Johnson at the Portal in Kendrick Park. Details to follow
Terry Rooney, former Chair of the Amherst Public Arts Commission