Friday, April 17, 2009

Fourth Week of Senior Exhibitions - Monday, April 20th through Sunday, April 26th 2009

“I sat beside Johnny on the couch when our relatives started to arrive. Women with tears and snot smudged on their faces ran to the kitchen. I stood up and shook their hands and gave them hugs when they came in, and Johnny raised his beer bottle from the couch.” – Excerpt from Cashmere by Beth Ann Miller

Image by Ken Huntley

These are just two great examples of what you will encounter this coming week in the Wadleigh Gallery at Chester College of New England. Running Monday, April 20 through Sunday, April 26, this fourth week of senior exhibitions contains the visual work of Jessica Alford, Desirae Hudson, Ken Huntley and Zack Shields, with readings by Alyssa Marsh and Beth Ann Miller.

Of course each artist is bringing something new and interesting to the table. Jessica Alford will be presenting a series of self-portraits, while Desirae Hudson displays portraits of friends. Ken Huntley questions the control of comic entities while Zach Shields reveals his experimental mixed-media pieces on wood. As for the writers, it will be equally intriguing. Alyssa Marsh will be reading from her creative non-fiction work that includes memoir and opinion essays, while Beth Ann Miller will be reading from Cashmere, a fictional piece that speaks to some of life’s little quirks.

Promising to be thought provoking in every artistic aspect, this show is a must see! Make sure to visit the gallery opening on Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. to show your support for the artists and hear the great readings to follow at 8 p.m.

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