Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Going to the dogs in Northampton

Too smart. Too cute. Loaded with attitude. And don’t ask me to give you my paw. The answer is no.

Artist Jane Lund has put together a show of paintings, photography, and sculpture called Animals in Art: An Invitational Exhibition at the Northampton Center for the Arts. The show’s intention is to celebrate our furry (and not so furry) animal friends.

If my dog Lady chose to read this blog, she would insist that an unlimited supply of food treats and praise be provided to all the animals depicted in the show.

Apparently there are more than fifty artists in the show including Pam Barlett, Rachel Folsom, Stephanie Gerilamatos, Amy Johnquest, Robert Markey, Ali Osborn, Betsy Stone, Gregory Thorp, Tom Ulrich, and Frank Ward (and one of our past Sculpture/Installation Fellows, Ariel Kotker, contributed a lambscape). The exhibition runs from December 10 through December 31, 2009. The opening reception will take place this coming Friday, December 11th from 5-8pm and will include a performance by West County Jazz.
Northampton Center for the Arts
17 New South Street, Northampton, MA
Hours: Tues-Fri, 11am-4pm
Closed on Christmas, but open on New Year’s Eve until midnight.

Image credit: Ellen Wineberg (MCC ‘04 Painting Finalist), “Attitude,” oil stick painting on canvas.”