Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Paper Work @ the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

You only have two more weeks to check out the newest exhibit at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts!

Lauren Clark, a paper artist herself and the owner of the gallery Lauren Clark Fine Art in Housatonic, MA, curated the show Paper Work, which showcases almost two dozen regional artists who work with, or on, paper. The show is a survey of the use of paper in art including three dimensional work such as Eric Drury’s intricately geometric cut paper to Lisa Griffith’s paper mache dresses. Other works incorporate recycled paper of all sorts, from intricately folded magazine pages to post-oven parchment baking paper from Berkshire Mountain Bakery that still shows traces of the goods baked on it, overlaid with delicate pencil drawings, watercolor and gold leaf by Julia Erickson. Player piano paper, old books, and sheet music are also incorporated into work, along with more traditional charcoal, pastel, painting and collage on paper.
In addition, two video screens shows a short animated history of paper mills in the region and an excerpt from an upcoming documentary on the same subject.

Other participating artists include John Stritch, Ivor Parry, Terry Wise, Fabio Pellegrino, Peggy Reeves, Peter Dellert, Robin Brickman, Richard Britell, Abby DuBow, Julia Granda, Anna Kronick, Debra Squire, Irmari Nacht, Marie-Claude Giroux, Joel Curran, Geoffrey Moss and others.

While you're there, don't forget to sign the awesome guestbook, on loan from Crane & Co for the exhibit!

Paper Work is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, October 2, 2010, from noon to 5pm at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, located at 28 Renne Avenue in downtown Pittsfield, MA.

For more information call 413.499.9348, email or visit

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