Friday, April 24, 2009
BAA Fellowship Show 2009
Every month, the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts presents a new show to the Pittsfield community that everyone could enjoy. This month is no different— The Berkshire Art Association Fellowship Show is an annual exhibit that recognizes college-level achievement in art. This show gives students the chance to showcase their talents and earn cash awards. This year, the BAA awarded eleven students with the opportunity to put their work on display here at the Lichtenstein.
The BAA Fellowship Show could best be described as vivid in color, bright, and imaginative. Each of the eleven students brings something completely different to the gallery. Along the beautiful white walls of the Lichtenstein, each painting, photo, textile, and sculpture pops right off of the wall forcing viewers to take notice without being so visually overpowering. Indeed, the exhibit is aesthetically pleasing and stimulates the eye quite possibly more than any other exhibit has within the past four months.
The art throughout the show varies on so many different levels. With eleven participating artists come eleven different art styles. Pieces vary in shape, size, color, and overall appearance. Quickly glancing at the wall, there are deep and vivid hues of red, blues, and greens. To mention only one piece would not do the exhibit as a whole justice because each painting, photo, textile, and sculpture work as a whole to create an overall feel of aesthetic pleasure. This show is definitely something that every art enthusiast should personally experience.
This year’s featured artists are listed below:
Beverly Acha, Williams College
Medium: encaustic and monoprints
Claire Briguglio, Macalester College
Nicole Campanale, Tyler School of Art
Merritt Fletcher, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Elena Gil-Chang, Williams College
Medium: prints and painting
Maya Lama, Williams College
Beth Links, Williams College
Medium: textile sculpture
Silvia Juliana Mantilla Ortiz, Williams College
Medium: digital and mixed media
Omar Mendez, Williams College
Kristen Parker, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Sofia Torres, Williams College
Medium: digital photography
April 18 - May 16 | 12noon-5pm | Wednesdays - Saturdays | Lichtenstein Center for the Arts | 28 Renne Avenue | 499-9348
Posted by Cultural Pittsfield