Phillips Exeter Academy's Lamont Gallery
Work from Community-Based Arts Centers
Arts in Reach, Community Access to the Arts, Mudflat Studios
November 4 – December 13, 2013
Friday, November 8, 6:30-8pm: Opening Reception, Lamont Gallery
Art for change. Art for social justice. Art for empowerment.
These are a few of the phrases used to describe the work of community-based arts programs, which take place in hospitals, childcare centers, nursing homes and many other non-arts settings. These programs offer support, training, and opportunities for self-expression: they provide a catalyst for growth and positive change.
Catalyst will celebrate the work of three community-based arts organizations. Each uses art as a powerful tool for enriching individuals and communities. Arts in Reach (Portsmouth, NH) empowers teenage girls through mentoring and the arts. Community Access to the Arts (Great Barrington, MA) nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through shared experiences in the arts. Mudflat Studio (Somerville, MA) promotes ceramic arts education and serves as a neighborhood anchor in urban revitalization efforts.
The exhibition will also showcase how Exeter students are engaging communities young and old in arts and cultural activities through ESSO, Exeter's student-led service learning organization. In the spirit of Phillips Exeter Academy's motto of non sibi, or not for oneself, these organizations promote generosity, empathy, and goodness in and through the arts. Come and be inspired by their work!
Friday, November 8, 5-8pm
THROW DOWN! Featuring students and guest potters creating ceramic bowls for the Empty Bowl Project, sales help support the Cross Roads House transitional shelter in Portsmouth, NH. This will be happening in the Ceramics Studio during our opening reception! Visitors are welcome into the studio to observe!
ARTS & HEALING: Luncheon, Tuesday, November 12, 12:50-1:30pm, Elisabeth Gordan, former founder/director of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Arts Program will be our guest speaker. Space is limited. Please RSVP to email@example.com by November 7th.
GIFT! HOLIDAY SALE: Wednesday, December 11, 9am-6pm: Purchase works from the exhibition, learn about other innovative community programs, and enjoy a festive atmosphere of goodness and giving!
*Please note the gallery will be closed November 24- December 1 for Thanksgiving break.
Image Credit: Above: David, Handmade Collage paper on bristol board, 2013, CATA client
Right side image: Kelsey, photograph, 2013, Arts in Reach student
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May 16, 2013 - June 8, 2013
Lamont Art Gallery, Frederick R. Mayer Art Center on Tan Lane|
A dynamic exhibition of over 200 works created by the Academy's seniors. The exhibit is open until Saturday, June 8, 2013.