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Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Exhibitions at LynnArts

Small Works
Time Warner Gallery
September 24-November 2
Opening: Saturday, September 24, 2-4pm

Check out the opening of Small Works, this Saturday, September 24th from 2-4pm.  The show features the work of 28 Greater Boston area artists creating beautiful and complex work from a variety of media.  Small Works was juried by Lauren Johnston Winsor, Public Art & Donor Development Coordinator for the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA).  Ms. Winsor has over five years experience coordinating the public art programs at the NEFA in Boston. Working closely with individual artists and non-profit organizations, Winsor develops grant programs and provides technical assistance for public projects locally, regionally, and nationally. Ms. Winsor is active in organizing professional opportunities for the field through a networking and lecture series for artists and the launch of an online forum for public art in New England.  She regularly lectures on public art at colleges and universities across Massachusetts and has served as an artist juror for numerous commissions, grants and gallery shows in Attleboro, Boston, and Lowell, MA as well as in Portsmouth, NH.   
The Small Works artists include:
Brighton, MA:  Ronni Komarow
Cambridge, MA: Laura Carmen Arena
East Boston, MA:  Maureen O’Connor
Framingham, MA: Carol Blackwell
Georgetown, MA: Sandra Golbert
Haverhill, MA:  Linda Germain
Lexington, MA: Ania Gilmore
Lynn, MA: Pauline Bacon, Rolf Flor, Melenie Melanphy, Nadine Mitchell, Steve Negron, Jean Noyes, Heather Meri Stewart, Barry Ridlon, Joseph White
Malden, MA:  C-J Stevens
Marblehead, MA: Holly Chin, Betty Ann Downs, Barbara Rafferty, TANYA, Sandra Winter
Melrose, MA:  Kathy Mohan
Middleton, MA: Lisa Bohnwagner
Newburyport, MA: Tricia Jones
Salem, MA:  Janet Albert, Sara Ashodian,
Swampscott, MA: Robin Samiljan

Beyond the Book: an Exhibit of Books as Art
Willow Community Gallery
September 24-November 2
Opening: Saturday, September 24, 2-4pm

Recent work by: Jennifer Berringer, Carol Blackwell, Laura Davidson, Ania Gilmore, Margret Hall, Ronni Komarow,
Peter Madden, Stephanie Stigliano and Annie Zeybekoglu.

Plus a collaborative book by Ann Forbush, Ania Gilmore, Anna Leliwa, Monica Mitchell, Jan Powell, Annie Silverman, Carolyn Swift,
and Annie Zeybekoglu

Ronni Komarow, Curator

Artists have loved books for hundreds of years.  Though the artist’s book as a specific category of art is relatively new; it validates and celebrates artist’s passion for this format.  Artists who work in book-like formats love how a book feels, they love the concept of opening a cover and turning pages, and they love the gradual unfolding of a book’s content.  Book artists self-publish in unique formats that area specifically designed to illuminate and embellish the book’s meaning.

This selection of books is the culmination of more than 4 years of exhibiting by this group and represents an invitational of some of their finest work.  The work will be on display at LynnArts through November 2nd.

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